Cesc Fabregas has got Chelsea fans and his manager purring after his performances so far for the club over pre-season.
The £27 million purchase from Barcelona has been in superb form since signing, and he scored the pick of the goals in the Blues’ 2-1 victory over Ferencvaros in their most recent friendly.
The Spaniard picked the ball up out wide before drifting past three defenders and slotting the ball into the net with a fine finish to score the winner in the pre-season clash, after Ramires had drawn the side level.
It was a goal which added even more excitement around his transfer to Stamford Bridge and led to Jose Mourinho calling him the ‘future’ of the club.
Fabregas has emerged as Chelsea’s star performer during their preparations for the Premier League season and his displays have meant that he has forged a starting position for himself already.
The 27-year-old is expected to be utilised in a deep-midfield role, alongside Nemanja Matic, and appears to have established himself as one of the first-names on the team-sheet.
His goal at the weekend caused quite a stir on Twitter, with his performance really outlining how pivotal a part he will play in Chelsea’s hunt for the Premier League title this season.
The Blues fell just short last time around, but they will be hoping that Fabgregas’ addition, alongside Diego Costa and Filipe Luis, will help lift them to the top of the English game.
And the initial signs have been encouraging, with social media a buzz with Chelsea fans raving about Fabregas’ performances in a Chelsea shirt so far.
Here are some of the best tweets on the Spanish international’s displays over pre-season.
Fabregas' goal was so brilliant. Great things to come!— Nick H (@NickH_Blues) August 11, 2014
2 amazing goals from Ramires and Fabregas. Looking good. Just adds to my excitement!— Pranav. (@Schurrlinho) August 11, 2014
Yes this is pre-season but Fabregas looks hungry and ready. Will be so crucial to our season.— Diego 19 Costa (@SoCrAtiS26) August 10, 2014
Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas are going to be crucial for us this season. there solo efforts can create something brilliant out of nothing.— Siyadha Salim (@Siyadha) August 10, 2014
Fabregas is simply the one of the best midfielder and he will play a vital role to win lots of games and trophies— Biwesh Thapa (@Biwesh12) August 10, 2014
Fabregas is looking decent. Vital for us this season.Threading balls in and scoring some himself!— LoganCFC (@ForbseyCFC_____) August 10, 2014
Much as I wasn't a fan of the Fabregas purchase at the time, I think he's going to be vital this season.— Kevin 'Diego' Kostka (@mpbx3003) August 10, 2014
Cesc Fabregas looks ready to prove himself all over again the Premier League this season. Best Chelsea player so far in the pre-season....— Matthew Alrick Brown (@alrickbrown) August 10, 2014
Cesc Fabregas doing stuff in like 4 preseason games for Chelsea that he never did in 3 years at Barça...— ☆ !JuveCule¡ ☆ (@Ashh_FCB) August 10, 2014
Cesc Fabregas has been doing well for Chelsea in pre-season, he prove to be a great signing for them when the season starts if he does well!— Paul Reynolds (@PaulReynolds7) August 10, 2014
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