Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is confident that his two new signings can help the club with this year’s Premier League title.
The Blues kick off their campaign against newly-promoted, Burnley, at Turf Moor, and Mourinho believes Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas will fire them to the title.
For the majority of last season, Mourinho was left frustrated with the lack of fire-power his side had up front, but since the arrivals of Costa and Fabregas, the Portuguese man is confident that this will be their year.
“We felt last season that we had a team,” said Mourinho. “Not a super team but a team – fighting for the title, in the Champions League semi-final…
“But from mid-season we were feeling that we needed critical, surgical new players. Instead of buying seven or eight, we made a very early decision to go and attack the three points where we felt we needed a real improvement.
“First was the striker. During the whole season, the first away goal one of my strikers scored was at Southampton, on New Years’ Day.
“Fernando (Torres) got three, Ba a couple, Eto’o didn’t score a single goal away from home.
“From January, we felt that we could get Diego. We had to meet the release clause and make him believe a move to us was the right move.”
“Fabregas is a player of control. He’s a player that wants the ball, a player that needs the ball. It means in those away matches we lost last season we will have much more control of the game and much more initiative than we had before.”
Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt – @AlexsArticles