Chelsea star Eden Hazard says that the addition of players like Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa has helped him take his game to the next level.
Cesc Fabregas failed to win the Premier League despite being at Arsenal for almost a decade.
It took Cesc Fabregas almost 9 months for him to lift his 1st title as a player of Chelsea as the Spanish midfielder secured the Football League Cup on March 1 after his team claimed a 2-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur.
Goals from John Terry and Diego Costa helped seal the victory for Chelsea as they played at the Wembley Stadium in London in a match that Chelsea controlled from the start till the end.
Chelsea may have lost the aura of invincibility they built up earlier in the season, but they are still most pundits favourites to win the Premier League this season. If they do it will be down to the addition of two key squad member last summer - Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa.
There was yet more controversy in a Chelsea game after midfielder Cesc Fabregas was booked for simulation when the Spaniard said that there was clear contact.
Chelsea could manage only a 1-1 draw with Southampton, who have been surprise challengers for a top four spot this season. However, the result could have been very different had referee Anthony Taylor had awarded a penalty for Chelsea when Fabregas went down inside the box in the second half.
Chelsea continue making their way past everyone and everything in their path with their latest Premier League match concluding in a 2-0 victory over West Bromwich Albion
The dominance that the team of Jose Mourinho had in the game was not displayed in the scoreboard as Chelsea had a number of chances on scoring more goals and if it hadn’t been for a superb performance from the English goalkeeper Ben Forster, the scoreboard would have been much worse for West Bromwich Albion.
Chelsea midfielder Oscar has claimed that the arrival of Cesc Fabregas has taken the team to a new level.
The 27-year-old came to the club from Barcelona in the summer for a fee of around £ 27 million. Being an established international with more than eight years’ experience of playing in the Premier league, Fabregas did not take long to make an impact in this Chelsea team. He has been paired along with Nemanja Matic in a deeper midfield role. He may have scored only two goals in all competitions for his new club, but Fabregas has been directly responsible for 11 goals.
Arsene Wenger has been in charge of Arsenal for over 15 years and Mauricio Pochettino wants to stay as the manager of Tottenham Hotspur for a period of time similar to Wenger with Arsenal.
‘’I have full respect for him he is a great manager. An 18-year stay in charge is not easy. Tottenham is a big job and it’s a dream to stay here like Arsene at Arsenal. I need to show my skill, work hard and get results’’ Pochettino said.
Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has claimed that he is still not happy with the way his club last out in the race to sign Cesc Fabregas. Chelsea claimed the transfer of the Barcelona midfielder for £ 27 million and he straightaway made a huge impact for the team in the 3-1 victory over Burnley. The midfielder created two assists while also controlling the game from the middle of the park. He formed an excellent partnership with Nemanja Matic and this was highlighted by Jose Mourinho after the match.
The Chelsea goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer has said that the club’s new signing Cesc Fabregas is perfectly capable of replacing a great player like Frank Lampard who has been released by the Blues this summer.
Fabregas has been bought by Chelsea from Barcelona at a transfer fee of 30 million Pounds. The fans are expecting him not to let the club miss the services of Lampard and Schwarzer has backed the Spaniard to live up to the expectations.