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Cesc Fabregas compares La Liga and the English Premier League

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There are several players in the English Premier League who  have previously plied their trade in the Spanish La Liga. One among them is Chelsea’s Cesc Fabregas, who believes that the EPL is more competitive but La Liga is more technical.

“La Liga and the Premier League are different,” he said. “The Spanish league is more technical but the Premier League has changed a lot since I left - it has improved a lot, tactically. The teams below know best how to compete with the big ones. Beating them is more complicated.

“The Premier League is more competitive but, in Spain, there is more quality.”

No Premier League team made it past the round of 16 stage of the Champions League this season in a dismal showing for English football.

However, Fabregas looks forward to competing every week in the Premier League. He spoke about winning his first Premier League title this season.

He said: “Winning the Premier League title was really exciting. I played here for many years without winning it and wishing I could. It was a thorn in my side. Now we have won it and can fight for the Champions League.”

The former Arsenal and Barcelona man has worked under some illustrious coaches of the ilk of Arsene Wenger, Pep Guardiola and now Jose Mourinho. Speaking about differences in coaching between the two leagues, he said, “They are very competitive, they like to win and know the upcoming opponents and how you should play against each very well.

“They are coaches who teach players all the details required before taking the field. It is an important step in my career to have been trained by them.”

He also feels the relationship between Mourinho and him has gotten better since he joined Chelsea. 

“I believe our [relationship] is very strong, we get on very well, I have learned a lot from him and I am grateful to him for everything he did to bring me to Chelsea and for trusting in me.”

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