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Fabregas has thirst for silverware

Published 04/05/2015 | 10:21

Cesc Fabregas wants to win many more trophies with Chelsea after securing a first Premier League title
Cesc Fabregas wants to win many more trophies with Chelsea after securing a first Premier League title

Cesc Fabregas is targeting a Premier League and Champions League double next season after winning his first English championship.

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The former Arsenal captain was on Monday celebrating his 28th birthday as a Premier League winner for the first time after Sunday's 1-0 defeat of Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge.

Fabregas joined Chelsea from Barcelona last summer, having previously spent eight years and made more than 300 appearances with Arsenal, and has played a key role in the Blues' first title in five years.

Now he wants more.

"The Premier League has always been a trophy that I wanted to get in my career. Hopefully it will be the first of many," Fabregas told Chelsea TV.

"I hope the future holds many trophies, many Premier Leagues, Champions Leagues and hopefully we can start building a fantastic team that next year can fight for the Premier League and Champions League.

"It feels great. It's the feeling that I really wanted to get. It's a special moment, a special trophy. The most difficult league in the world, so very proud."

Chelsea's domestic duty was aided by their last-16 Champions League elimination to Paris St Germain.

The Blues, who won the Capital One Cup in March, led from the opening round of fixtures and Fabregas insisted that consistency set them apart from their title rivals.

The Spain playmaker added: "The consistency has been key. We didn't allow other teams to get on top of us and to make us doubt ourselves.

"We never game them any chance, really. It's been probably one of the best Premier Leagues that a team can have."

Fabregas paid tribute to Mourinho, who persuaded him to move to Stamford Bridge from Barcelona, promising silverware.

The 2010 World Cup winner said: "I can understand the pressure he's under. He's the best manager and he has to get results and he always manages to do that.

"With any squad he's been with he's always managed to get results, to get his team to be champion and that's the sign of a real winner, a real professional."

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