Cesc Fabregas: 'I Want to Win Everything with Chelsea'

Garry HayesFeatured ColumnistAugust 12, 2014

LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA - JULY 27: Cesc Fabregas of Chelsea in action during the Pre Season Friendly  match between FC Olimpija Ljubljana and Chelsea at Stozice stadium in Ljubljana, Slovenia on Sunday, July 27, 2014. (Photo by Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images)
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Cesc Fabregas is yet to make his Stamford Bridge debut in Chelsea colours, but it hasn't stopped the Spaniard from outlining his ambition for what he hopes to achieve at the club.

He wants to win everything!

The former Arsenal man joined the Blues from Barcelona shortly before the World Cup and, speaking in this month's Chelsea magazine—which was sent to me personally, says he wants nothing more than to continue the success he has enjoyed throughout his career.

"My ambitions are to win absolutely everything: the more you win, the more you want to win, although last season Chelsea was not able to lift any trophies, so this season we have to perform well," he explains.

LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA - JULY 27: Diego Costa of Chelsea celebrate the scoring the goal with Cesc Fabregas (TOP) during the Pre Season Friendly  match between FC Olimpija Ljubljana and Chelsea at Stozice stadium in Ljubljana, Slovenia on Sunday, July 27, 201
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Given his connection with Chelsea's London rivals Arsenal, it came as a shock to many fans when Fabregas was unveiled as a Chelsea player this summer.

As the man himself says, though, his main concern was returning to London and playing for a team who matches his own ambition.

Fabregas continues:

That’s another part of the decision [the opportunity to come back to London]. I think, the happier you are in life, the better your performance will be. I knew for sure I’d be happy in London because I love it and, for me, it is the best city in the world. But most of the decision was simply down to football reasons.

LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA - JULY 27: Cesc Fabregas of Chelsea is challenged by Nik Kapunik (R) of Olimpija Ljubljana during the Pre Season Friendly  match between FC Olimpija Ljubljana and Chelsea at Stozice stadium in Ljubljana, Slovenia on Sunday, July 27, 20
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Jose Mourinho clearly has a plan for where Fabregas will be dispatched during the coming season, although he has given little away thus far.

In pre-season, Fabregas has played behind the striker in a 4-2-3-1 formation, while also playing in the midfield pivot.

When Chelsea have opted for a 4-3-3 set-up, the Spaniard has also been part of a midfield three, playing on the right of Nemanja Matic.

Whatever happens, though, Fabregas believes his experience makes him capable of playing anywhere Mourinho desires.

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It’s true that I have been playing in different positions [throughout my career], and I learned a lot from this as well—it made me a more complete footballer. However, I know my place is in midfield—I want to play there and I think the coach knows that. This is where I think I can give my best. It doesn’t matter if I’m just in front of the defence or playing behind the strikers, they are the two positions I really enjoy.

Read more from Cesc Fabregas in this month's Chelsea magazine, available to download on your tablet now from www.chelseafc.com/mobile

Garry Hayes is Bleacher Report's lead Chelsea correspondent. Follow him on Twitter @garryhayes