Chelsea latest: Cesc on 'our Messi', Abramovich's new Carr photo, Ibrahimovic and more

All the latest Chelsea news including Francesc Fabregas talking up Eden Hazard, Jimmy Carr and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic has issued a statement that will no doubt elate Blues fans - the team, despite their swashbuckling form and table-topping status, are yet to reach their peak.

The West Londoners recently defeated Arsenal with ease and have a five point cushion over Manchester City in second placed.

"We have the quality here and the way we are working every day on passing is improving the movement," said Ivanovic.

"As this group stays together for a long time, we will get better and better – we know each other’s games, we know the movement of each other and this gives us the opportunity to play more easily in games."

In other news, Chelsea have their own Lionel Messi. Not in terms of individual performance or superstar ability, but in terms of their roles at their respective clubs.

Cesc told Radio Cope: "[Hazard] is the link between midfield and attack for us; he is our Messi because he makes the difference.

"We have a young team but we are very positive about the future."

Meanwhile, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has offered some more words about the time he spent with Jose Mourinho.

He told The Guardian: "Mourinho is very intelligent. He doesn’t treat everybody the same. He knows how to treat people as individuals and to get 100 per cent out of them… [he] gets them very pumped up. No doubt."

And finally, here's a photo of club owner Roman Abramovich's new car… Jimmy Carr, to be precise.

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