Spanish international Cesc Fabregas is happy to take advantage of Chelsea’s rivals’ misfortunes after helping his team cement their place at the top of the Premier League table.
In the day’s early kick-off, Arsenal and Manchester City played out a 2-2 draw at the Emirates Stadium, leaving the Blues the opportunity to pull clear at the top of the table.
Despite a poor first 20 minutes where Swansea City took a shock lead, Fabregas and Diego Costa combined brilliantly to turn the game on its head as the Stamford Bridge outfit ran out eventual 4-2 winners.
Speaking to reporters after the game, former Arsenal skipper Fabregas spoke of the importance of gaining the upperhand on their rivals and credited his side’s togetherness and team play as a key factor for their early season dominance.
Chelsea's Cesc Fabregas: "The more we take advantage from our rivals the better, especially after Man City and Arsenal both dropped points."— Premier League (@premierleague) septiembre 13, 2014
Fabregas: "We woke up after they scored... The most important thing is we are a team, it's not about individuals or partnerships." #CHESWA— Premier League (@premierleague) septiembre 13, 2014
Chelsea’s victory leaves them clear at the top of the table having claimed a maximum 12 points, five points clear of reigning champions City and a sizeable six ahead of Arsenal.
Mourinho's side face a trip to Manchester next weeked to take on the Citizens, and they will be buoyed by a fabulous start to the season.
Despite spending well this summer, the Gunners in contrast have struggled for form so far this campaign as a last-minute victory over Crystal Palace has been followed up by three successive draws.
With a North London derby against Tottenham Hotspur on September 27 to be followed by a trip to West London, Arsene Wenger's side are set for a testing time, and they can’t afford to drop any more cheap points if they wish to keep up with the early pace-setters.