Former Chelsea star Bolo Zenden has been left surprised by the decision of ex-Arsenal hero Cesc Fabregas to join the Stamford Bridge club this summer, as reported by the Daily Express.
Zenden has expressed his belief that Jose Mourinho’s transfer dealings this summer has placed Chelsea in an advantageous position compared to their Premier League rivals, and believes that the west London club will be the major contenders for the title this season.
The ex-Middlesbrough player did not, however, expect Fabregas to make his shock return to London this summer, and especially did not picture him lining up in a blue shirt at the start of the season.
Fabregas has previously reiterated his affection for Chelsea’s great rivals Arsenal, and has done so even after joining Mourinho’s club.
He said: “They are the biggest force to reckon with this season I think.
“The surprising thing for me is the signing of Fabregas because he’s had such a huge impact at Arsenal and left for the biggest club, or one of the biggest clubs, in Europe when he went to Barcelona.
“For him to choose to come back to London and play for Chelsea, I was surprised to see that move come in, but it works for Chelsea.”
Chelsea have been exceptional since the start of the season, winning all three of their opening matches without much difficulty. The addition of Diego Costa from Atletico Madrid has paid dividends, with the Spanish international scoring four goals in only three matches for Mourinho’s side.