Cesc Fabregas winner against Ferencvaros has brought about a special comparison.
The stunning goal Cesc Fabregas scored for Chelsea against Ferencvaros, has seen him hailed in his native Spain.
Spanish paper Sport, went as far as to describe Cesc as 'doing a Messi' with his dribble through the Hungarian side's defence before firing past the goalkeeper.
The goal showed the confidence Fabregas has right now and the responsibility he is seizing in the Chelsea side already, being asked to lead the midfield.
Intriguingly, Cesc completed only 24 dribbles in the entire La Liga season last year, an average of 0.7 per game. His then Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi registered 4.6 per game.
Fabregas clearly has the ability to slalom through a defence and run with the ball, and it will be interesting to see if this is an area he improves this coming season.
There are not many areas the former Arsenal star can improve, but this is clearly one where he can do so. The goal suggests he can do, and manager Jose Mourinho may well give him a greater license to roam than he he enjoyed at Barcelona, as the main man in the Blues midfield.
Did Fabregas' goal remind you of Lionel Messi?