In the opening match of the season for Chelsea it was Cesc Fabregas who stole the spotlight with a superb performance as the Spanish midfielder proved why Jose Mourinho was eager on spending around €33 million for the former Barcelona player.
Fabregas produced an impressive back-heel in the midfield which concluded with Diego Costa scoring the equalizer for Chelsea and some minutes later he was once more at the heart of his clubs’ next goal by crossing the ball over to Andre Schurrle who made no mistake in scoring it home.
This was the absolute best way for Fabregas to kick-start his career at Stamford Bridge. Jose Mourinho told the media that the Spanish midfielder was being misused at Barcelona but the Portuguese manager is well aware of what he brings to the pitch and how to maximize his talent.
Mourinho said: “When the players are your first choice it is very difficult to make a mistake. Fabregas was our first choice for that position. I know clearly what the player is because we were so long in the same league. He moved to Spain also, so for the last 10 years we have been in the same league for six or seven. I know exactly what he will bring.”
“For Barça he was the fake nine, the number ten and winger but I know and he knows what is his best position so he is giving exactly what we need, quick thinking in midfield. He brings people in the same direction. I am really happy.”
Chelsea is one of the heavy favorites on winning the Premier League title in this campaign and one of the main reasons on why the team of Jose Mourinho is being so inclined on winning it is due to their recent signings which includes having acquired the services of high-profile and world class players including Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas.