Chelsea captain John Terry has said that he and the club are extremely delighted to have Cesc Fabregas in the team. The Spaniard moved to Stamford Bridge in the summer for just £ 28 million after deciding to end his Barcelona dream in just three years. He had moved to the Camp Nou from Arsenal for around £ 35 million in 2011. His three years at Barcelona brought him a lot of mixed emotions since he was hugely successful on a professional front, but he had to face a barrage of criticism from his own supporters especially towards the end of his time.
After deciding to leave Barcelona, it is thought that a number of options were presented to Fabregas including Manchester United. The Spaniard revealed that he did not have second thoughts about joining Chelsea, a club where he has had a cold relationship in the past due to face Arsenal connections, after talking with manager Jose Mourinho. After having played eight years in the Premier League, it is not take long for Fabregas to make his mark. He has been one of the best players in the opening few weeks of the campaign. He already sits top of the Premier League assist charts with seven to his name, while he also opened his goal account against Schalke in the Champions League.
“Obviously Cesc is a world class player. To have someone so influential from the Spain squad, along with Diego Costa, has been great. You can see the qualities Cesc bring to the pitch – he can find passes that others can’t. He keeps the ball really well, and he helps us control games. When we are playing out from defence, he can help us keep the ball. He is associated with tiki-taka, but at Chelsea we have always played this way; pass the ball, control games, and give ourselves more options going forward,” said Terry.