Chelsea new boy Juan Cuadrado claims his lightning fast speed is due to the fact of being chased in his dreams by a witch.

While being interviewed by the Sunday People, the 26-year-old explained how witchcraft always kept him on his toes.

‘I run between 10km and 12km during a match and that is why, after having played, I tend to go to sleep late,’ said the player.

‘It’s because I still have all this adrenaline inside my body.

‘In the past, I had this nightmare in which I run and run – and a witch is running behind me.

‘When she is about the catch me, I get up.

‘Up to now, she has not caught me yet.’