On Monday night, Chelsea played Burnley FC in the Premier League. It was obvious to most who would run out the winners. After heavily investing in the squad, anything less than a resounding win would have been failure for Chelsea, and if Burnley managed a draw, that would be seen as success in their eyes. Chelsea played an exceptional game coming from one down to win 3-1.
What was most impressive was how Cesc Fabregas handled himself on his return to the Premier League. The former Arsenal and Barcelona midfielder played with the confidence which saw him earn himself a move to Barcelona in the first place. The Spain international made a sublime pass for one of the goals. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger recently came out in the public to say that he has not and will not have any regrets of not re-signing the midfielder.
Wenger has somewhat of a point here with Arsenal midfield being full of class players after investing in the squad over the summer, but not having someone like Fabregas on your team is a disadvantage. If we were to look at the Arsenal midfield, it already consists of players such as Mikel Arteta, Aaron Ramsey, Mesut Ozil, Santi Cozorla and newly acquired Alexis Sanchez. But as anyone who has been watching the Premier League for a while will know, Arsenal usually starts to suffer from injuries sooner or later.
Looking at the squad that Wenger has now, of course he would not have anything to regret, but when the injuries begin to pile up I believe that he might change his mind about things. Don’t you?