The Chelsea boss rocked up in Brussels on Thursday night to cast his eye over Belgium v Colombia, a clash between two World Cup dark horses - they say - and choc-full of Premier League stars and transfer targets.
Although his on-loan goalkeeper, Thibaut Courtois, did not feature, Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku all played a part.
Laughing and joking | The evening starts out well for De Bruyne and Dembele (Getty)
Pulling rank | Liverpool's Simon Mignolet organises his defenders (Getty)
Snakehips | Hazard warms up with a sharp turn (Getty)
But it was not a good night for the Rode Duivels. Vertonghen and Vermaelen were part of a faulty back line which allowed Radamel Falcao to race through and open the scoring after rounding Liverpool shot-stopper Mignolet, who had no chance and got a kick in the face for his troubles.
Victor Ibarbo doubled the lead 15 minutes later following a scramble from a corner, so it was not the ideal night for England's top-flight defenders.
Manchester United's Marouane Fellaini also played and indeed struck a post as Belgium tried to get back in the game. By that point, Lukaku had replaced Benteke but neither striker could come up with the goods in front of goal.
Hazard and late substitue Mirallas had frustrating nights, as Napoli's Dries Mertens proved to be Marc Wilmots's best attacking outlet with his 15-minute cameo.
Helpless | Belgium's offside trap fails and Falcao pounces (Getty)
Uphill struggle | Benteke and Fellaini prepare to go again (Getty)
They paid how much?! | The big Belgian has so far struggled at Manchester United (Getty)
Juan Cuadrado, one of the stars of Vincenzo Montella's exciting Fiorentina outfit, has also been linked with a move to England, though surely Chelsea don't need any more attacking midfielders, even ones who can get round Vertonghen.
Eternal struggle | Juan Cuadrado battles past Vertonghen (Getty)
Tiger roar | Falcao celebrates another match-winning performance (Getty)