Chelsea Boss Hails Midfielder as ‘dream’ for strikers

José Mourinho says that playing with the Chelsea’s new midfielder is a “dream” for any striker.

The 27-year-old has hit the ground running since his move to Chelsea from Barcelona over the summer, notching up six assists in four Premier League games for Mourinho’s men.

And the Blues boss has been delighted by the impact the former Arsenal captain has had since his return to the English top flight.

“To play with Fàbregas is the dream of every striker,” Mourinho told Chelsea TV.

“The guy sees the movement, sees the pass, is not selfish, makes always the right choice.”

Mourinho also heaped praise on striker Diego Costa, who took his tally for the season to seven goals in four games thanks to his hat-trick in Saturday’s 4-2 win over Swansea City.

“If the team plays well he has to score goals,” said Mourinho of Costa. “Seven goals in four Premier League matches are maybe too much – we cannot expect him to have 14 goals after eight matches. It surprises me because it’s not normal – you cannot repeat it in a cyclical way.

“He’s comfortable in the team. I think now everybody knows Chelsea did the right thing in waiting for him and not going to the market in the last summer of 2013 or in January this year, just to buy a striker.

“If he keeps scoring a few goals, a few goals gives points and points help the team to be in the top part of the table.”

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