The 27-year-old midfielder signed a five-year contract with the Blues last week following his exit from Camp Nou after three seasons in Spain.
The Spain international had also been linked with a return to Arsenal but the Gunners chose not to use the buy-back clause they had placed in his contract.
If I didn’t think that I’d be happy at Chelsea, I would’ve never made this decision
And Fabregas has revealed that Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu attempted to prevent him from leaving the club.
“I asked Barcelona to find a way for me to leave the club,” Fabregas told Cadena Cope.
“The president tried to stop the sale, but I already had my mind made up.
“At the time, I spoke with [sporting director] Andoni Zubizarreta and the president and I told them I wanted to leave.
“Honestly, it all went really smoothly. I’m not leaving for any specific reason, if not for a multitude of different things, my own errors and that’s it.
“If I didn’t think that I’d be happy at Chelsea, I would’ve never made this decision. Above all, I want to be happy both professionally and personally.”
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