Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew has likened the signing of Yohan Cabaye to the arrival of Cesc Fabregas at Chelsea 12 months ago.
The signing of the Spaniard proved inspirational for the West London outfit as they managed to win the league title for the first time in five years. After working with Cabaye during his time at Newcastle United, Pardew did not waste any time to take advantage of the unhappiness that the player had at Paris St Germain. Cabaye had moved to the French giants only recently for around £ 20 million, but he was unhappy with the lack of playing time under Laurent Blanc.
Cesc Fabregas has claimed that the 2-0 victory over Arsenal on Saturday might be the springboard that Chelsea needed to get their campaign back on track.
The blues secured three crucial points that left them a couple of places above the relegation zone. It has been a disastrous start to the season by Chelsea, who have had only one victory prior to the game against the gunners. Even though they were certainly helped by the referee’s decision to send off two Arsenal players, Fabregas reckons that it was a hardfought victory that the team fully deserved.
Chelsea star Cesc Fabregas had played almost 10 years at Arsenal without a Premier League title to his name. However, he has managed to achieve this aim after just one season at Chelsea.
Speaking about this extraordinary achievement, the midfielder stated that he is enjoying the benefits of hard work done when he was young. Still just 28, Fabregas has the ability to contribute several seasons for Chelsea. He could be one of the most valuable signings and a potential steal at just £ 30 million. Fabregas has recalled the way he trained extremely hard when he was a youngster.
"Hopefully we will have that killer instinct. If we can kill, we have to kill," These were the famous words of Cesc Fabregas as the Spanish midfielder voiced his thoughts about what Chelsea needed to do in order to defeat PSG in the Champions League.
"Maybe when Costa and Cesc return, another player will have taken their place’’ Spain’s Vicente del Bosque said during a press conference a few weeks ago.
That statement which was released by the head coach of Spain, Vicente del Bosque sparked a series of rumors and doubts concerning if Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas will have a secured spot in the Spanish national football team but Vicente del Bosque later went off shrugging off those claims.
Spain manager Vicente del Bosque claims that he does not doubt the commitment of Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas, who had to withdraw from international duty at the last moment for the recent qualifying matches.
The commitment of the 27-year-old along with his Chelsea teammate, Diego Costa, has been questioned on several fronts in the last few weeks after they were not part of the recent Spain squad that was announced to face Belarus and Germany. Spanish international defender Sergio Ramos appeared to directly question the motivation and commitment of these players.
Manchester United’s summer spending was around €85 million as they signed: Marcos Rojo, Daley Blind, Angel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao but even with all of those high profile players, Manchester United have still struggled trying to connect a string of consistent triumph and performances.
Chelsea boss José Mourinho has accepted that Cesc Fabregas was easily the best player on the pitch in the club’s opening Premier league match of the season against Burnley. Chelsea conceded an early goal that threatened to disrupt their positive start to the season, but they stunned their opposition with a brilliant first half in which they were almost unstoppable. Three goals inside 20 minutes asserted their superiority in the match and allowed the players to have a relaxed second-half. Fabregas, Diego Costa, and Thibaut Courtois were all the key players making their debuts for Chelsea in this match.
There had been a lot of talks in the last 24 hours about the removal of the image of the new Blues signing Cesc Fabregas from Arsenal’s home ground i.e. the Emirates Stadium. People believed that the Gunners took such a step because of their intense rivalry with Chelsea. But, the reality is something else.
The Arsenal officials yesterday made it clear that the reason behind the removal of the image was the weather which was stormy yesterday.