Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas says his side’s first half display in the 2-0 victory over West Bromwich Albion was his most enjoyable match in his career.
The Blues hosted the Baggies looking to extend their unbeaten run in all competitions this season and ultimately had the three points wrapped up within the first 30 minutes of the match.
The West Londoners were relentless both with and without the ball and despite goals from Diego Costa and Eden Hazard, their 2-0 advantage at the break flattered the Baggies.
Boss Jose Mourinho after the game called it the perfect 45 minutes, whereas new signing Fabregas went one further by claiming it was his most enjoyable experience as a footballer.
“I don’t think I am exaggerating if I don’t remember playing and enjoying a football match as much as I did personally in the first half.” he told Chelsea.com after the match.
“We played outstanding football. It is always difficult after internationals because the team doesn’t have time to work on many things and prepare the game but I enjoyed it a lot, particularly the first 45 minutes.”
“Some people who didn’t watch the game will think 2-0, it was just an okay game but it was much more than that. It was a beautiful performance, very consistent, a clean sheet, we created plenty of chances and we had control of the game.”
Since arriving at Stamford Bridge in the summer in somewhat controversial fashion given his previous links to rivals Arsenal, Fabregas has racked up ten assists in 12 Premier League starts.
The former Gunners fan favourite has formed a formidable midfield partnership with Serbian ace Nemanja Matic with the duo providing the perfect balance between attack and defence.