Cesc Fabregas has hailed the impact of summer arrivals Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner, claiming they can make Chelsea “so powerful this year”.
The pair have ten goal contributions between them in eight league matches and have been key to Chelsea hitting their stride in recent weeks.
Fabregas believes Ziyech’s vision and decision-making, allied with Werner’s raw pace, means the Blues are now an attacking force to be reckoned with.
“He has this vision that you need in a top team like Chelsea who wants to win and be champions,” he said.
“‘It’s true that they were a team a little bit lacking ideas in the last season and maybe at the beginning of this season.
“‘But yeah, with Ziyech, you can see that he has this last pass and it’s not only that he sees it, it’s that he makes it right and at the right time.
“This is the decision-making we talk about nowadays. Why are coaches so tactical? Because they see that the decision-making of the players is not that good so they need to teach them always what to do.
“You know, before, I believe coaches were not so much on top of the player because they felt maybe that there wasn’t so much need because they felt maybe that there wasn’t so much need because already the players sort it by themselves.
“I think he’s one of these players that makes things happen. Things that, when the defenders or the centre-backs don’t expect you to make that pass and you catch them sleeping.
“And you have someone like Timo Werner making great runs in behind and I think this is where Chelsea could be so powerful this year.”