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CONFIRMED: Cesc Fabregas Signs 5-year Contract With Chelsea

After weeks of speculation of where Cesc Fabregas was going to end up, it has finally come to an end. Chelsea FC were unlikely front runners for his signature as they beat out Manchester United to his signature. The imposed contract will be five years long but the amount is not determined yet. The transfer fee is 33 million euros plus incentives, however Barcelona have not confirmed that number yet. 

How Cesc Will Affect The Team:

Fabregas poses a serious threat when he steps on the field. Oscar occupies Fabregas' preffered role and perhaps that shows Mourinho's loss of confidence in the young Brazilian. If the Diego Costa deal falls through somehow, maybe Fabregas will be given the striker role and Chelsea could play a False 9. Anything can happen but still, a questionable signing for Mourinho. 

This sort of mimics the signing of Juan Mata by Manchester United from Chelsea back in January. Mata came into a team that already featured Rooney and Kagawa in his preferred role and Mata was forced out wide, out of position. If Fabregas is played out of position that will have a very negative affect on the London based team.

Where does that leave Willian and Salah? Willian has had a decent season with Chelsea providing 4 goals and 7 assists for the season (WhoScored.com). The signing of Salah in January gave a boost off the bench for the club. Whenever they needed a spark on the outside, they brought on Salah. His pace outmatches most full backs in the premier league. 

Still, why would Chelsea buy a player like Fabregas when they already have Oscar and Willian. If they sign Diego Costa where will Fabregas fit into the lineup? Will Oscar be put on the bench? Surely he will not be fond of that. There is a slight possibility of a Brazilian in Willian or Oscar leaving Chelsea this year with the signing of Fabregas. While Cesc is a phenomenal player, it can possibly be detrimental to your future with Oscar possibly wanting a transfer out.

"I do feel that I have unfinished business in the Premier League and now is the right time for me to return. Yes, everyone knows that Arsenal had the first option to sign me. They decided not to take this option and therefore it wasn't meant to be. I wish them well in the future.

"I considered all the other offers very carefully and I firmly believe that Chelsea is the best choice. They match my footballing ambitions with their hunger and desire to win trophies. They have an amazing squad of players and an incredible manager. I am fully committed to this team and I can't wait to start playing.

"It was extremely important to me that this transfer was completed before the World Cup so that my mind will only be focused on hopefully helping my country try to retain the trophy."

By: Alec Kleyer

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