Chelsea FC and made some significant changes to their squad this offseason and Jose Mourinho believes that it has added a different dimension and makes the team much better in attack. Mourinho reserved his best praise for Cesc Fabregas and described as a player that Chelsea has never had before because of his creativity.
He said about Fabregas, “Cesc is the kind of player that we didn’t have. We had a box to box, a runner, a stable player. We never had this kind of football brain so that has improved.” The box to box player is likely Nemanja Matic, the runner Ramires or Willian, and the stable player was Frank Lampard but the Blues were missing a creative spark in the center of the park.
Oscar was supposed to take that role on but he suffered a dip in form late on in the season and never fully took control of it. The young Brazilian also operates better as an attacking midfielder that plays in behind the striker but Fabregas plays there as well. In Mourinho’s system however he will operate as a deep lying playmaker next to the defensive enforcer Nemanja Matic.
Mourinho as praised his new striker Diego Costa and said, “Costa has the power, mobility and technical quality that improves the team.” He also had some very good things to say about the returning Didier Drogba and said, “Didier is still a player with important qualities and he has a special feeling in the group to persuade people to work hard.”
With all the new players have in attack, Costa and Fabregas in particular, Chelsea now have one of the best attacking forces in the Premier League. If the two new signings can mesh with Chelsea’s established stars such as Eden Hazard and Oscar then there is no reason for the Blues not to challenge for multiple trophies this season.
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