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Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa moved to Chelsea at the same time from their Spanish clubs, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid respectively.

The pair went on to win the league in their first season at Chelsea, with Fabregas assisting Costa on many occasions, and Fabregas has revealed that he has enjoyed a good relationship with the Spain international ever since.

“Obviously you know Diego has been a very important player for Chelsea and for Atletico Madrid in the last five, six years and he’s been one of the top strikers in the world,” Fabregas tells Chelsea TV.

“I have a fantastic connection with him, not just only on the pitch but also off the pitch. I consider him my friend, he’s a great guy. Also, on the pitch I like to play with winners and he’s definitely one of them. Of course, if he is a guy that you understand so well that when you pass him the ball he scores a high percentage of your passes, then fantastic.

“We played against each other in Spain but we didn’t really know each other and I remember on our debuts actually we had our first connection and we scored a goal.”

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