Cesc Fabregas joined Chelsea on June of 2014 but the Spanish midfielder is already writing his name on the history books of the Premier League by breaking records and has turned into the player that has provided more assists for his teammates in less appearances than any other player.
The statistics have shown that Fabregas has made 82 assists in less than 250 Premier League matches which is a better record and statistic than Eric Cantona and Didier Drogba.
Another statistic also popped up which confirmed that Fabregas has racked up more assists for Chelsea in this season than Jack Wilshere has managed to do for Arsenal in his entire career. Continue reading Cesc Fabregas – New Name in Football History Books
Explaining his shift from Barcelona to Chelsea continues but the decision has not yet stopped. In 2011 from Arsenal he had joined Barcelona.
When he was up for sale he was all set to return to the Stadium of Emirates. As fate would have preferred it, he did not go to Arsenal rather to Chelsea as Chelsea took him up.
An offer of 27 million Euros is the estimated price which made Cesc Fabregas jumped to the opportunity. Debate is still going on between the fans of Chelsea and Arsenal whether Fabregas’s initial choice was the Blues. Time and again Cesc Fabregas has to address the issue. Fabregas pointed out that it was the manager of Chelsea which was the most important factor that drove him towards the team. He values the boss Mourinho. He wanted to view the transfer as a challenge. At the moment going by the records, Chelsea is a better side in comparison to Arsenal.
The Blues are a strong team with Fabregas, Filipe Luis and Diego Costa. Returning to London was an opportunity for Fabregas and this was the primary reasons for joining Chelsea. He has some amazing memories of London and that is reason he likes coming back. The place is like second home for him. It does appear from all angles that Chelsea and Fabregas has lot more in common which is precisely the reason for a perfect match between them. The debate has not stopped yet as continues debates are still on whether Fabregas was a better player when he was in Arsenal or when he joined Chelsea. He is the solid force which keeps Chelsea moving with the flow. It is a player who makes the greatest impact on the team. He also acts as an inspiration for all.
Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic was signed as a way to fill in the absence which was left behind by the former Arsenal player.
4 days after it was officially announced to the public that Fabregas was going to be making his way to Stamford Bridge and join Chelsea, Barcelona confirmed the signing of Ivan Rakitic who will be arriving from Sevilla and is going to be officially unveiled as well as meeting up with his new teammates at Camp Nou.
Despite all of the reports involving Ivan Rakitic being the successor and direct replacement of Cesc Fabregas, the Croatian midfielder has stepped it up during a press conference and revealed that he will not be moving to the Camp Nou to substitute anyone.
“I’m not going to substitute anyone; I’m going to Barcelona to be Ivan Rakitic, to do as best as I can but always being myself’’ Rakitic said.
After the transfer was confirmed by both parties, the president of Sevilla Jose Castro outlined the importance and influence that Ivan Rakitic has made in the Spanish club ever since he joined the squad on January of 2011.
“In just 149 games he has become one of the best players in Sevilla’s modern history. He fitted into the club’s character, which is why we wanted to say goodbye to him here, in his home.” Jose Castro stated.
Rakitic guided and captained Sevilla to their first trophy since 2007 as they overcame the Portuguese side Benfica on a dramatic penalty shoot-out during the finals of the Europa League of that year.
The Croatian is going to wear the number 4 shirt at Camp Nou as he arrives with a price tag of €15 million and the staff members of Barcelona are hoping that the introduction of Ivan Rakitic into the squad will help them restore the club’s former glory days which was something that never really happened with Cesc Fabregas.
The departure of Cesc Fabregas has started a series of rumors which are suggesting that the
The departure of Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona was not a surprise for the Spanish club as they had already signed someone who was going to replace him even before Fabregas signed a 5 year long contract with Chelsea.
The Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic formed an integral part of Sevilla’s UEFA Europa League winning team which motivated Barcelona on making a move for him.
Rakitic penned a contract with Barcelona that will see him playing at Camp Nou at least until 2017 with an option in the agreement that allows the Crotian player on remaining for an extra season with the club if desired.
The star of Sevilla, Ivan Rakitic will be arriving to Camp Nou with a price tag of €15 million but will not officially unveil the player and signing to the public and fans of the club at least until next Tuesday as there are details and paperwork that needs to be verified and has to be in order.
Ivan Rakitic is the 3rd summer signing of Barcelona as they have already secured the services of Marc-Andre Ter Stegen and Alen Halilovic. The club of Luis Enrique managed on appealing their transfer ban which was postponed and will start on January of 2015.
While Rakitic will be making his way to Barcelona, Fabregas is yet another player that Jose Mourinho got a hold of before anyone else as the Spanish midfielder is expected to play a huge role in the upcoming season of Chelsea where they will also play in the Champions League and Diego Costa is on the verge of joining the Premier League club as well.
Jose Mourinho is confident that Diego Costa is going to make his move to Chelsea when the 2014 World Cup as Chelsea has launched an offer of €32 million for the 25 year old striker.