Paulinho returned to China at the start of July after a year at Barcelona and it looks like he made a good decision. From being a dispensable player at the Camp Nou (starting 21 games in LaLiga) he’s currently one of the in form players after seven games of the Chinese league season.
Paulinho can't stop scoring
The midfielder has scored seven goals and set up three in seven games with Guangzhou Evergrande. That’s the same number of assists as he provided in the 34 games of Liga football he played in last season.
This weekend he notched a brace and set up one at home against Tianjin Quanjian. It’s his third double in 20 days and his goals have sent his side into contention for the AFC Champions League (just two points off third place with a game in hand).