Chelsea FC: Mourinho Claims that Fabregas will Play Best Football Under Him
By Mark Wayne Eubank | August 20, 2014 3:28 PM EST
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is confident that he will be able to bring out the best in Cesc Fabregas at Stamford Bridge, revealing that the Spanish international is most effective at central midfield.
Chelsea's Andre Schurrle (2nd R) celebrates his goal against Burnley with teammate Cesc Fabregas during their English Premier League soccer match at Turf Moor in Burnley, northern England August 18, 2014.
The 27-year-old was often used as a playmaker upfront at Barcelona, but was nevertheless effective, as far as judging his performance from a statistical perspective.
"I know exactly what he will bring," said Mourinho.
"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."
Fabregas chipped in two assists as the Blues came back from being down 1-0 to clinch a 3-1 victory on matchday 1 against Burnley in the Premier League, receiving best player honours in the process.
"The team played very well but I agree with Cesc being man of the match because he and [Nemanja] Matic controlled the game and dictated the intensity of it," he added.
"They decided how to control the pace. They were both good brains in this team and I am happy with that because last season we could not control the game as we controlled [it] today."
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