Chelsea’s Cesc Fabregas hoping to gel with Fernando Torres

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Chelsea new-boy Cesc Fabregas insists he is hoping to strike up a good partnership with compatriot Fernando Torres at Stamford Bridge next season.

Fabregas completed a move to west London from Barcelona earlier in the summer for a fee in the region of £30million.

The former Arsenal captain returned to his homeland in 2011 but he grew frustrated at Camp Nou due to his lack of chances under Gerardo Martino.

Chelsea – currently priced 2.80 to win the Premier League – took full advantage of his situation and manager Jose Mourinho added the Spain international to his ranks as they look to mount more of a challenge for the title next term.

The 27-year-old hopes that he can find his feet quickly and admitted that he is relishing the chance to play alongside Torres for the first time domestically.

The duo have been playing international football together for nine years and Fabregas admits that he is a big admirer of the veteran World Cup winner.

Fabregas said: “I started playing with Fernando when I was 18, on my debut for the Spanish national team.

“So we’ve been playing together for nine years.

“I really like playing with him. He’s really strong, he goes behind defenders and his movement off the ball is superb.

“I’m sure we’ll have a good partnership together.”

Mourinho has also added Atletico Madrid duo Diego Costa and Felipe Luis to his squad this summer and he insists that the spending is over, despite being linked with a number of other candidates.

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