Cesc Fabregas says that he is very happy that he is at Chelsea and that he is enjoying playing for such a talented team.
The Spaniard joined the club in a big-money deal from Barcelona this summer, but has wasted no time settling into this new surroundings and put in a man-of-the-match performance on his debut last night.
The 27-year-old was superb in the Blues’ 3-1 victory over Burnley in their opening match of the Premier League season and Fabregas has been quick to be tribute to everyone around the club for getting the best out of him because they have made him feel so welcome.
“You always want to do well, I love playing football and I think we have a very talented young team," he said. “I’m enjoying myself, everybody has treated me so well and I’m very happy. They’ve made it easy for me, I feel comfortable with the staff and players, we have a good connection so I’m expecting a good year in front of us.”
Chelsea go into the season as the bookies’ favourites to win the title and their performance on Monday only went on to further establish that opinion.
They dismantled Burnley with a display of attacking brilliance and were good value for their two goal margin of victory.
One of the major reasons for this was Fabregas’s performance and Jose Mourinho has been quick to identify the former Arsenal man as one of his key players this season.
The Portuguese boss said that by signing Fabregas he had got the missing piece of his Chelsea jigsaw earlier in the summer and it certainly looked as if he was correct last night.
If the Spanish international can continue to put in displays of that quality he may turn out to be the best signing of a summer transfer window littered with big-money deals and be the difference in the London club’s hunt for the title.
His glorious assist for Andre Schurrle’s goal, Chelsea’s second of the match, was an eye-catching moment in what was a totally accomplished performance from the creative midfielder on his return to English football.
He will now be hoping to build on his impressive start and maintain this high standard for the rest of the season and with his confidence high it seems that he is in as good a position as ever to do just that.
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