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If there is anyone who can talk about how to feed Diego Costa with passes, it just has to be Cesc Fabregas. Since the pair moved to Stamford Bridge in 2014, they have struck a good understanding on the field of play, and it’s safe to say that no Chelsea player understands Costa as much as Cesc Fabregas.

Fabregas has played with various strikers, since his days at Arsenal, and he understands how each striker runs into position and anticipate a pass.

Speaking to Chelsea TV, he said: “You have to adapt your game depending on the striker you play with because some of them are quicker, some of them like you to play the ball more to their feet, some of them like short runs when you are in the final third.

“Someone like Diego Costa likes long runs and we can see in the last two-and-a-half seasons that sometimes they are balls from around my own half, you know a very long ball and he’s really quick and sharp and strong, so you have to really adapt.

“It’s not the same thing to play with a striker like let’s say Diego Costa or Thierry Henry than David Villa, or Eduardo when I was at Arsenal, they are a bit sharper on the short move, on the shorter run and maybe you have to play closer to them.

“With Diego, maybe even with Van Persie, Adebayor and Thierry, it was that you could have more distance but you know the feeling that we had set it up.”

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