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.
Arsenal’s indecision regarding a return to the Emirates Stadium for Cesc Fabregas is holding up his move to Chelsea, it has been revealed.
The former Arsenal man is expected to leave the Catalan giants after new manager Luis Enrique told the player he did not figure in his vision for the club and is expected to return to the Premier League for a fee of £ 27 million.
The deal was expected to be announced before the beginning of the World Cup after Barcelona signed Ivan Rakitic as a replacement for the outgoing Spanish international.
Cesc Fabregas is reportedly subjected to transfer interest from both Manchester United and Manchester City in the summer. The midfielder has been criticised by his own fans after a string of poor performances. However, he has been one of the best players for Barcelona in terms of statistics. The former Arsenal man, though, has taken a lot of stick for being part of the team that has failed to live up to the expectations in several areas.
Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas has stated that he still believes that the club can qualify for the Champions League semi-finals despite only managing a 1-1 draw from the first leg against Atletico Madrid.
This result has put the Madrid team as the favourites to qualify since the return leg will be at home and they also have the away goal. Matches between the two teams this season have been very close, as Diego Simeone has managed to make his team even better and take them to new heights.