Has the Premier League witnessed a better deal this summer than Chelsea’s £30million swoop for Cesc Fabregas?
Arsene Wenger passed on the opportunity to re-sign the former Arsenal captain but Jose Mourinho knew it was too good to miss.
The Spaniard has already completely changed the emphasis of Chelsea’s midfield, offering them the vital creativity in the deep-lying role that saw them succumb to disappointing results at the hands of Norwich, Crystal Palace, Sunderland, Aston Villa, West Brom, West Ham and Newcastle last season.
The Blues’ major failing in these games was unlocking well-organised defences, but Fabregas has already addressed that issue in abundance. He’s currently leading the Premier League’s assists charts, as viewable below, with four set-ups in just three games:
That includes this incredible assist to Andre Schurrle against Burnley:
There are few midfielders in world football who can match the 27 year-old’s quality or the intrinsic service he now provides for the Blues. And at £30million, the former Barcelona star was an absolute steal.