Chelsea captain John Terry believes Cesc Fabregas has fitted in well at the Premier League leaders following his summer move from Barcelona, Sky
Fabregas previously played in English football with Arsenal, spending eight years at the Gunners – with a portion of those as the club captain. Along with Filipe Luis and Diego Costa, Fabregas moved to west London in the close season and his form has earned plaudits as well as points, with Terry joining the chorus in an interview with Sport magazine.
“Obviously we were always competitive when we played against each other, and we had a little laugh about that. But that’s what football is all about – the rivalry,” Terry said. “But now he is one of us; part of the Chelsea family, and he is playing great. In the short time he has been here, he has made a big impression.
“He has a long contract, and we all hope he can bring great success to Chelsea for years to come,” he continued. “Obviously Cesc is a world-class player. To have someone so influential from the Spain squad, along with Diego Costa, has been great.
“’He’s certainly added to the squad, and that’s why we are stronger now in the department.”
Fabregas made more than 300 appearances for Arsenal, his debut coming in the 2003-04 campaign and his final season in 2010-11. He featured more than 150 times upon moving to Barcelona, the club at which he learned his trade before first coming to England, winning the Spanish league title in 2012-13 and the Spanish Cup the year before.
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