Latest Chelsea news: What Cesc really said, Costa injury update, Salah

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All the latest Chelsea transfer news including the full translation of Fabregas article where he allegedly says he's Arsenal through and through.

Numerous media outlets have today ran headlines claiming that Chelsea summer signing Francesc Fabregas, 27, has spoken of his fondness for former club Arsenal and that he'll "always be a Gunner."

Fabregas had spoken to the press - El Pais in his native Spain - however, there could be a case of mis-quoting going on as, even though the creative midfielder addressed many topics including Arsene Wenger, Arsenal, Jose Mourinho and Chelsea, he does not appear to talk-up that kind of eternal affection for his erstwhile employer.

Back in London to compete in the Premier League, Cesc said he "feels more than British" and that "he's a Londoner." Fabregas did say he carries sentiment toward Arsenal; he did, after all, spend eight developmental years there in terms of a footballer and as a teenager growing into a man, and, as such, expects a positive reception when he returns there with his new club, Chelsea.

If told he would end up at Chelsea when he was still at Arsenal, Fabregas commented that he "of course" would not have believed it, but added: "Life takes many turns."

The Blues take on Swansea City this weekend and, though key striker Diego Costa had been withdrawn from international duty due to a hamstring injury, it appears he will be cleared for Premier League action. According to The Guardiam, Chelsea are "cautiously optimistic."

And finally, are the West Londoners being blamed for the woes of the Egyptian national football team?

"We had many mistakes in passing the ball and we failed to put the required pressure on our opponents but the defenders are not the only ones to be blamed," Shawky Gharib said after Egypt's loss to Senegal in an African Cup of Nations qualifier.

"The poor fitness of the players, especially Chelsea’s Mohamed Salah, is also a reason for the loss," he added.

"The Egyptian league hasn't started yet and also Salah didn’t play regularly with Chelsea. If Salah is off-form, Egypt's performance is always affected."

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