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Fabregas: I Never Expected Joining Chelsea

Cesc Fabregas has admitted he never he never thought he would be playing for Chelsea after his Man of the Match performance against Burnley.

Following an eight-year spell at Arsenal and three years at Barcelona, the Spaniard returned to English football with two assists in Chelsea’s 3-1 victory.

"It's something I would've never expected," Fabregas told Sky Sports, when asked about playing for Chelsea.

"Football is unexpected, it brought me here and I will give my best to be as good as I can be. I'm very happy at the moment, I want to play football."

Chelsea fell behind to an early Scott Arfield goal before Diego Costa quickly levelled. Then Fabregas set up Andre Schurrle with a sublime through ball and a pin-point corner for Branislav Ivanovic to make it 3-1.

"You always want to do well, I love playing football," Fabregas added.

"We have a very talented young team, it's so far, so good. I'm enjoying it, everyone has treated me so well.

"They've made it so easy for me, everybody has welcomed me since day one. I'm comfortable with the staff and all the players, we have a good connection. I'm expecting a really good year in front of us."

Chelsea boss, Jose Mourinho, insisted the choice of Fabregas as Man of the Match was spot on.

"I agree completely with giving Cesc the man of the match. He really was the maestro," Mourinho told Sky Sports.

"He controlled the tempo of the game when he was playing with (Nemanja) Matic. When (Jon Obi) Mikel came in for the last 10 or 15 minutes, he was more free and he was always looking for the ball.

“He was the man that dictated the speed, intensity and direction of the game.

"His play and interaction with Eden (Hazard), Oscar and (Andre) Schuerrle was very, very good.”

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