World Cup winner Andre Schurrle believes Chelsea may have found the extra ingredients needed to win titles in Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa.
The new Blues duo, signed for a combined £60million this summer, made an immediate impact as the title favourites opened their English Premier League campaign with a 3-1 win at promoted Burnley.
Former Atletico Madrid striker Costa lashed in a quickfire equaliser after Burnley had taken a shock lead while ex-Arsenal playmaker Fabregas was influential throughout and had a hand in two goals.
Asked if the pair could make the difference, Schurrle, 23, said: "Yes, I hope so. It was very good. I think for Diego it was a perfect start. For a striker to come in and score his first goal is always important. Cesc was fantastic for me as well - he always had control of the game. He was always running; two assists.
"So it was a fantastic night for them both - but it was only the first match and we have to keep going."
One of the Fabregas assists, to put Chelsea 2-1 ahead, was for Schurrle - and came out of the top drawer. After a mazy run by Eden Hazard and a link with Branislav Ivanovic, Fabregas volleyed a well-weighted first-time pass into the box for Schurrle to run on to.
The German timed his run perfectly and tucked the ball home with the final touch of a move that contained 25 passes.
Fabregas earned the praise of manager Jose Mourinho and after the Spaniard was linked with Manchester United and a return to Arsenal, the Blues are pleased to have him. Schurrle, in his second season at Chelsea after his £18m move from Bayer Leverkusen, said: "I think a player like Cesc - every team wants him. So we are happy that he decided for Chelsea. We are happy that he is a Blue now. I am 100 per cent sure he will help us this season."
Schurrle has been linked with a move as Mourinho reshapes his squad but he has no intention of leaving and plans to use his World Cup experience to make a big impression. He said: "I am hungry, I want to achieve something with Chelsea. I want to win titles with Chelsea."