Jose Mourinho Praises 'Maestro' Cesc Fabregas

Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas were the two major offseason recruits for Chelsea =, and they showed right away why their arrivals have elevated the side into being the bookmakers' favourite for the title.

updated: August 19, 2014 21:58 IST
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Fabregas showed why he was one of Chelsea's major buys this year.

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Diego Costa scored just 17 minutes into his debut and Cesc Fabregas had two assists in a superb performance as Chelsea opened their Premier League campaign with a 3-1 win at newcomer Burnley.

The hosts were given hope of a huge upset when Scott Arfield put Burnley in front in the 14th minute, but it was all Chelsea after that. Costa showed why Chelsea spent 32 million pounds ($53 million) to bring him in from Atletico Madrid when he slotted in the equalizer just three minutes later, and Fabregas set up Andre Schuerrle with a sublime pass in the 21st as the German World Cup winner made it 2-1.

Fabregas then sent in a corner in the 34th that Branislav Ivanovic volleyed into the net after some slack defending.

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