Cesc Fabregas says he is playing the best football of his career after helping Chelsea maintain their unbeaten run this season against Schalke.
The Spaniard helped the Blues thrash Schalke 5-0 on Tuesday, meaning they haven’t lost any of their 19 games this season. So far he's set a new record by becoming the fastest player to 10 assists in Premier League history, and although he enjoyed spells with Arsenal and Barcelona, says he's in the form of his life.
The 27-year-old said: "Right now, I am playing some of the best football of my career.
“One hundred per cent this is my best position. I feel more in control of the game, I touch the ball all the time, I feel happy. I go and get the ball from here, from there, I can go forward, Oscar drops deep.
“I feel free, I feel confident, I feel in control and that’s what I like the most in football.
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“Sometimes in the past three, four years in the national team and Barcelona, I was playing like a No 9. I had to do it for the team but here, where I am playing today, it’s where I enjoy my football the most."
Mourinho urges caution
One man not getting too carried away with Chelsea’s start is Jose Mourinho. He's well on course to win his third title as Blues manager, having scooped the crown in back-to-back seasons in 2005 and 2006.
The Special One insists his current team has nothing in common with the Chelsea team he enjoyed so much success with, and insists their run will count for nothing if they end up trophy-less come May.
"In this moment, this team is completely different to my team from 2004-08," he said. "So we play a different football. As I was saying, this team, to be so good or better than other Chelsea teams? This team needs to win.
"At this moment: zero titles. We have to transform the quality of our game into results, which we are getting now. But we have to try and win things so this team goes down in Chelsea's history as a brilliant team who won something."
Chelsea setback in Kramaric race
Chelsea have been dealt a blow in the race to sign talented youngster Andrej Kramaric. The 23-year-old forward has been attracting interest from across Europe thanks to his exploits in front of goal in his home country, with Tottenham said to be in the race.
However it was claimed that Chelsea were in pole position to land the HNK Rijeka ace but now it appears as though Juventus have the upper hand. “For every player in the Croatian league, it would be a dream to play for Juventus," he said. “Serie A is one of the biggest competitions and I’d love to play in Italy one day. I know that Juve have a number of excellent, world-class players."