Cesc Fabregas said he never thought he would be playing in a Chelsea shirt after inspiring their 3-1 win against Burnley in his first Premier League game for the club.
Former Barcelona midfielder Fabregas, who spent eight years at Arsenal earlier in career, marked his return to English football with two assists and a man-of-the-match performance at Turf Moor.
Fabregas had been linked with a return to Arsenal this summer but, afterArsene Wenger decided he did not need the player, he made the move to Stamford Bridge and made an instant impression.
Asked about playing for Chelsea, the Spain international told Sky Sports: “It’s something that I probably would have never expected but football is unexpected — it brought me here and I will give it my best. I’m very happy with the moment.”
Chelsea fell behind to an early Scott Arfield goal at Turf Moor before Diego Costa quickly levelled.
Fabregas then stole the show with a sublime through ball to set up Andre Schurrle and a pin-point corner for Branislav Ivanovic to make it 3-1.
He added: “You always want to do well. I love playing football and I think we have a talented young team.
“So far, so good. I’m enjoying it. Everyone has treated me very well so I’m happy. They made it so easy for me. Everyone has welcomed me since day one. I’m very comfortable with all the staff and all the players.
“We have a very good connection so I’m expecting a really good year in front of them.”