Latest Chelsea news: Barca star on Blue pair, Koscielny on Wenger - Jose spat and Cech mate

Mourinho Dugout

All the latest Chelsea news including Pedro's comments on Diego Costa and Francesc Fabregas, Laurent Koscielny on Arsene/Mourinho-gate and Petr Cech.

Barcelona star Pedro holds Chelsea duo Francesc Fabregas and Diego Costa in high regard.

The Blue pair have been in exceptional form thus far in the Premier League as the former has been responsible for 22 key passes and seven assists while the latter has already scored nine goals from 22 shots - all from seven outings in the English division.

On Costa, Pedro explained to Sport that: "He is very eager to help his team-mates here, and is aware that things have not gone as well as he has intended so far [but] he will bring many things to this team and he is going to be with the national team for a number of years.

“He is going to help [Spain] a lot."

On Fabregas, a former team-mate of his at the Camp Nou, Pedro added: "I think Cesc is being valued just how he should be in the Premier League – I felt he had quite a bit of unfair criticism at Barcelona.

“I’m not surprised what he’s achieving with Chelsea because he’s a great player – one of the best midfielders in the world, who connects well with the forwards and has terrific vision. I’m happy for him that he’s doing well.”

One man Chelsea may not think so highly of is Arsene Wenger, as even by his own playing staff's admission, the Frenchman "lost it a bit" when he squared up to Jose Mourinho on the touchline at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

Laurent Koscielny said: "It's one of those things that happens in a game. It came about after a firm tackle by Cahill on Sanchez, and the coach was annoyed because Alexis had had the same thing done to him three days earlier against Galatasaray and the defender had only been booked. That's why Arsene lost it a bit."

And finally, long-reigning goalkeeper Petr Cech - who has lost his number one status to Thibaut Courtois - has issued a play-me-or-lose-me ultimatum.

He told Czech Radio: "I think they know me well enough at Chelsea to know that the situation is definitely not the way I would imagine. With the European Championships in 2016 and the national team in mind, there is no time for me to sit on the bench and not to play.

"I have not spoken to anybody at the club but if the situation will not start to improve for me then I will want to solve it.”

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