“He’s fast becoming the Premier League’s most feared hit man. He’s the new darling of Stamford Bridge.”
“He’s tearing Premier League defences apart. Another massive assist for Chelsea.”
How I loved these words as they boomed out of the speakers of a TV in a bar I was seated, with my bottle of Guinness medium stout watching Chelsea decimate Swansea. The commentator’s words mirrored just what every Chelsea fan was feeling at that moment. Indeed Costa is to be feared and Fabregas is ripping defences apart like Hulk Hogan rips his Hulkmania singlet’s.
I have been very sceptical about Costa right from his days in Atletico Madrid. I wasn’t too sure I wanted a spitfire striker whose face looked like the mobsters in B-rated movies. Always hounding defenders and picking fights. Ask me again right now and I’m singing a different tune “I don’t care”. He hasn’t performed any Suarez-like act yet but believe me I’ll turn a blind eye. 7 goals in 4 matches with rumours of being unfit and injured? What happens when he’s fully fit? I’m sure every Chelsea fan is trying to understand how we put up with Torres.
There’s one player who has been immensely responsible for Costa’s goals. Cesc Fabregas. His move to Stamford Bridge came as a surprise and goes to show how much football has moved from sentimentality. This was a player who in February had told Mourinho to “shut up and mind his business”. He also added
“If we have to get motivated by Mourinho’s comments we shouldn’t be playing football”
Well its water under the bridge and Cesc’s assists has done well to keep Chelsea at the summit. Why Arsene Wenger didn’t re-sign Cesc is a puzzler. Good for Chelsea bad for Wenger. Fabregas has slotted perfectly into the Chelsea system spreading passes like butter on bread (6 assists in 4 games). I think I quite agree with Mourinho that Barcelona didn’t use him the right way. Let’s hope that he keeps this form and who knows he just might become a Chelsea favourite just like Costa already is. KTBFFH
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