Blues fans welcomed his pedigree, with the memory of that Aston Villa curler at the forefront of their minds.
Macheda smiled: "That was a good one, hopefully they will like me for my goals here as well.
"Of course, I still hope to (be a major player). I'm still young, I made my debut when I was very young.
"Now I'm more mature, I have more experience but I need to play more games, I'm confident I can do well."