Frank Lampard has given his opinion on Chelsea’s newest signings, Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas, in an interview with Sky Sports.
Lampard, aged 35, who left Chelsea in the summer after 13 years at Stamford Bridge, has spoken about the deals for the first time since leaving London.
The veteran midfielder, who is currently playing for Manchester City before heading to America to play for City’s sister club, New York City FC in the new year, is impressed by Mourinho’s two Spanish international signings.
Costa has excelled at Chelsea following a summer move from Atletico Madrid, has scored nine goals in seven Premier League appearances, helping Chelsea to the top of the Premier League table in the process.
Meanwhile Fabregas signed from Barcelona to complete a return to England following a prolonged spell at London rivals Arsenal, and he too has xettled in superbly.
And Lampard revealed that he is not at all shocked by the duo within regards to their superb form.
“I’ve watched their games from afar and we’ve played against them,” the Manchester City midfielder told Sky Sports.
“It’s no surprise for me with either of them. Cesc Fabregas, I played against him at Arsenal, he knows the Premier League and is a top, world-class player.
“And we watched Diego Costa before we played Atletico Madrid in the Champions League semi-final last year.
“We watched the video and we probably could have sat there for about three hours and watched his running and goals and everything he was doing.
“I thought he was some player and Chelsea have signed that player.”
by Ben Reardon