Gus has helped his fellow midfielder settle in off the pitch and the pair certainly connected on it on reserve duty on Monday night.
Back from injury, Gus grabbed our equaliser against West Ham from Stephane's pass before roles were reversed for the Inter Milan man to bag the winner minutes later.
Gus has been impressed with what he's seen so far. "I'm trying to help him settle in with translation, communication, we've talked in Italian and I speak a little French, so we've been communicating a lot," said Gus.
"He plays how I like to play, keeping the ball, passing, looking for the best option, never in a hurry.
"We clicked well. There were times when I was running and I knew the ball would come and times when he's passed to me and continued his run and I've passed to him again, like with the goals. It was that connection.
"He has two good feet, he can play short, he can play long, I think he can do well here."
Gus Poyet has clicked immediately with Stephane Dalmat - and he believes our French loanee capture will be a success in the Premiership.