Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho has lauded midfielder Cesc Fabregas‘ match-winning performance against Ferencvaros.
The Spain international agreed a five-year deal at Stamford Bridge in June after three seasons with Barcelona in La Liga, and was immediately identified as a successor to Frank Lampard, who scored a club-record 211 goals in 648 appearances for the club.
Lampard was released by Chelsea at the end of last season and will spend time on loan with Premier League champions Manchester City ahead of a move to new MLS franchise New York City
“Frank is the history of the club, history nobody can forget,” Mourinho told Chelsea’s official website.
“Fabregas is the future; history is history but the future is more important at the moment.
“My opinion, and the opinion of my players, is that Fabregas is the right player to occupy that central position in midfield.”