English Premiership

Mourinho hails Fabregas impact

2014-10-24 14:26
Cesc Fabregas (Supplied)
Cesc Fabregas (Supplied)

Cape Town - Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho now understands why Arsene Wenger made Cesc Fabregas captain.

The Spanish midfielder has been in scintillating form since his return to England and has impressed his new manager with his professionalism.

Fabregas signed for Chelsea from Barcelona for a fee of £26 million but with seven assists to his name, that price tag seems almost insignificant. 

He [Fabregas] is a better guy than I thought." said the "Special One" according to the Express.

"He’s a fantastic guy, he’s a fantastic professional.

"Now I understand why at the age of 19 or 20 or 21 he was Arsenal captain.

"When I am the manager at Chelsea the armband will go to another arm that has been in this club for many many years.

"But one thing is [the leader’s] brain needs to be connected with the manager, and his brain is connected to mine during matches."

Manchester United face Chelsea on Sunday at Old Trafford. The match kicks off at 18:00. 

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