Meireles has revealed that the presence of fellow Portugal internationals – and former manager Andre Villas-Boas – at Chelsea has made his move to Stamford Bridge easier than his Anfield switch.
“Bosingwa helped me a lot in the first few days,” he said.
“Also, I know Paulo Ferreira and Hilario through the national team and I worked one month with the coach at Porto last year.
“It’s good for me that they are here to help me. It’s easier than this time last season when I went to Liverpool because I didn’t know anybody then.
“This way is better for me.”