Chelsea star hopes to perfect Fabregas partnership

Chelsea midfielder Oscar has been impressed with Cesc Fabregas since he moved to the Blues, and he knows that they can only improve.

Former Arsenal and Barcelona man Fabregas has played in all three of Chelsea’s games since making the move to West London, and he has been the Blues standout performer this season.

He has registered four assists in those three games, and has been the creative lynchpin of a side who have already netted 11 times. Everyone has expressed admiration at the 27-year-old's performances, but none more so than Blues star Oscar, who has played alongside the Spanish star in two of those games.

Despite the Brazilian youngster not starting the season as well as his midfield partner, he has put in a string of impressive defensive performances, and the 23-year old is well aware that he and Fabregas offer head coach Jose Mourinho different styles of play in the midfield.

Speaking to the official Chelsea magazine, the Brazilian international said: "Maybe it's the way Fabregas plays. He plays very similarly to me, but we have worked very well together in the first games and we also get on very well.

"He came into the team and immediately fitted in very well.

"Coming deeper is something I've always done, but it is also something the manager likes me to do. In the same way, Fabregas and Willian also do it.

"We have been switching positions a lot and we hope to perfect that as the season goes on because it has been working very well for the team.

"I like to make space and I like to have the ball at my feet. If I don't have the ball, I look to take it and to always keep moving forward. I never give up until I find a way for us to win.”

Despite Oscar’s preference to drop deep and win the ball - highlighted by his 3.5 tackles won per game - he is usually in the squad as the number 10, while the more creative Fabregas sits deeper to dictate play with the pressure taken off of him.

However, the ability of both players to switch roles will likely turn out to be very useful for the Blues, with the Spanish international able to push forward and act as an extra forward against teams willing to sit deep and stifle the creativity of the Chelsea midfield.

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