Cesc Fàbregas: 'At the start I found it tough in training'

Cesc Fàbregas has said that he found training under José Mourinho “tough” at the start – but insists he is now very feeling comfortable at Stamford Bridge.

The former Barcelona midfielder has started his Chelsea career in flying colours since he arrived at the west London club in the summer and revealed his thought on whether he prefers scoring goals to assisting.

Fàbregas, speaking to Champions, the official magazine of the UEFA Champions League, said: 'Whenever they asked me in interviews if I preferred scoring or providing an assist, I would always say an assist.

'There is nothing quite like scoring a goal. Scoring goals is the most beautiful part of football, but I have always identified myself with and enjoyed providing the final ball.

'Only the people who know how to play the final pass for a goal know what it feels like, and I feel immense joy when a goal is scored from my pass.

'Putting the striker through one-on-one with the keeper is enormously satisfying.'

The 27-year-old, who has found the net on two occasions and given nine assists in 11 appearances for the Blues, said it took a little while to get used to Mourinho’s coaching style.

Fàbregas added: 'At the start I found it tough in training with a coach like Mourinho, who is a bit more imposing. 'Be well-positioned. Drop off. Support the players behind you, do not lose the ball”. (But now) I really like it.'