Cesc Fabregas rates Chelsea’s season a seven or eight out of ten

Newly crowned Premier League champion Cesc Fabregas has ranked Chelsea’s season a seven or eight out of ten despite the Blues doing the league double.

The London club, under Jose Mourinho’s stewardship eased to their first league title in five years earlier this month after beating Tottenham 2-0 in March to win the Capital One Cup.

The midfielder was happy with winning his first Premier League title and remains confident that the team Mourinho is building can remain competitive for seasons to come.

However, the former Arsenal captain admits that the Champions League exit at the hands of PSG remains a huge disappointment.

“If I have to give it [our season] a score, I’d give a seven or eight. It has been a great season, winning two trophies,” the midfielder told Spanish radio station Cope.

“The only blow you can think about was the tie against Paris Saint-Germain. We were solid, consistent and we have competed very well, but that second leg is the negative thing I most remember from the season.

“I believe we should’ve done better, but it’s a young team. The manager is building a new team based on the Chelsea of the past and I think that in the next few years we will be better.”

The central midfielder has been given full creative license by Jose Mourinho and has repaid the faith by notching up a career high 18 assists. Not one to sit on his laurels, the Spaniard is chasing former team-mate Thierry Henry’s record of 20 assists in a season with only two games left to play in the season.

“I told [Eden] Hazard I’ll pass you the ball, and you shoot every time [against Liverpool],” said the 28-year-old. “In any case, I’m happy to have beaten my personal record of 17.”