Cesc Fabregas rates last season as seven out of ten and challenges his team mates!
What a season for Cesc Fabregas upon his return to England and the Premier League with Chelsea! A...
What a season for Cesc Fabregas upon his return to England and the Premier League with Chelsea! A record number of assists leading to his first Premier League title in England, yet he only rates the season as "seven out of ten" and has challenged his team mates to do better.
We all know that our Champions League campaign was disappointing and the FA Cup in addition. We always want to do better in those competitions but I honestly believe our focus was the Premier League title having not won it for five years.
As we approach the new season, it's clear that the aim is to improve and for Cesc Fabregas that's important.
Speaking recently he said:
“I always say that the Champions League was the one disappointment from last season. I gave the team a seven or an eight out of 10 for the year, but to complete a top, top season we needed to do better in the Champions League.
Unfortunately we went out in the last 16 on away goals, we didn’t actually lose the game. But we do have to play better in the Champions League this season.
It is nice to play against [Barcelona]. I spent beautiful years there, some of the most beautiful moments of my career and my life personally as well. It will be great to play against them again. I think they are the best team in the world, especially when the front three are on form. I don’t remember a front three in Messi, Suárez and Neymar as powerful and talented as those three since I was born. Obviously they are a threat to everybody in the competition again this season.
We won’t be playing against Messi and Neymar in this game, so we are a bit lucky because of that. But if we want to win Champions Leagues, we have to compete against the best. We will have to do well.
We have players like Hazard, Oscar, Costa and Willian who play in the attacking positions and for sure we have a great team. We showed that last season by winning the League and the Capital One Cup and we want to show it again.”
I really fancy Chelsea having a two-pronged attack on retaining the Premier League trophy and making a real challenge to win the Champions League. We need to keep people fit, but I believe we have the squad to do it.
What do you think of our chances this season and of Fabregas rating last year as seven out of ten?