Cesc Fabregas played a key role in Chelsea‘s victory over Manchester United last time out. The Spaniard, who was involved in the game as attacking-midfielder, helped Kante and Bakayoko providing several assists for Alvaro Morata alongside with Eden Hazard.
“We had plenty of chances, especially in the first half, – Fabregas confirmed – We probably could have killed the game off in the second half to be honest, but it was a very good performance and the game was a little bit more open that we expected”.
“We prepared for the game in a certain way because we know they like to defend. We know they like to close one side and move across, and we felt if we maybe left the interiors open, and attacked in the space, we could create problems, and that’s what we did”.
“We had more possession than ususal which, for me, is something we’ve been lacking. We had the personality to play and we said before the game that it’s fantastic to defend well, in a block, but we need to play. This is a team, in my opinion, with fantastic players and we need to take advantage of that. We had a lot of the ball, we created chances and we played like a big team. We should be proud”.
Fabregas added: “If you play for Chelsea Football Club you need to win every single game, there is no game bigger than another. I understand that for the fans and the media, Chelsea against Manchester United will always be a big game, but you go to any stadium in the Premier League now and it’s difficult, we experienced it at Crystal Palace”.
“We just have to keep going. It’s fantastic to get three points before the international break and now we must prepare for our next game in two weeks”.