Chelsea captain John Terry says that midfielder Cesc Fabregas is unlucky not to be playing regularly.
The Spaniard was a crucial factor in Chelsea winning the 2014-15 title. However, he was one of those players who suffered immensely during last season with poor form. This led to the sacking of manager Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte arrived at his permanent replacement in the summer. The Italian has brought a new system to Stamford Bridge with Chelsea playing in a 3-4-3 formation unlike never before. The switch to this system has meant that a couple of players have found themselves on the sidelines, as the manager does not view them as great fits.
CescFabregas was one of the high-profile figures that was considered to be available of being signed as the Spanish midfielder has been spending an alarming amount of time on the sidelines.
With the arrival of Antonio Conte to Chelsea, CescFabregas has been dropped to the bench on a more regular basis. The Spanish midfielder still does get plenty of time on the actual pitch but he mostly comes on as a substitute player more than anything else.
Cesc Fabregas has taken a swipe at his critics by saying that people quickly forget what some players can do.
The Spaniard has not been a regular first choice midfielder under Antonio Conte largely because of the shift in the formation. Chelsea have gone from playing 4-3-2-1 to a 3-4-3 system since September. It is the preferred formation for Conte and the shift has truly paid off with the club managing nine straight victories in the league.
AC Milan manager Vincenzo Montella has ruled out of the possibility of signing Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas since he may not be a great fit for the Italian outfit.
Transfer rumours surrounding the Spaniard have been going around for quite a number of weeks, as it has become clear that he does not figure in the plans of manager Antonio Conte. Fabregas has not been part of the Chelsea starting line-up since the Italian manager took over in the summer. It is a drastic fall in the status of the World Cup winner, although Conte says that he ishappy with the player’s professionalism.
During CescFabregas’ initial 2 seasons as a player of Chelsea, the Spanish midfielder was able to make consistent performances for the Premier League club as he was a regular starter but since have taken a huge turn ever since Antonio Conte arrived to Stamford Bridge.
It appears like Antonio Conte does not have CescFabregas in his plans as the Spanish player has not started in any of the 3 opening league matches of the season for Chelsea. Fabregas did manage to perform for a few minutes during Chelsea’s match against Watford as he came into the pitch in the 2nd half.
Chelsea play maker Cesc Fabregas could be set for a transfer window deadline surprise as reports link him with a move away from Stamford Bridge. Reports in England claim Italian giant AC Milan have inquired from the Blues about a likely deal for the Spain international.
The 29-year old has been constantly linked with a deal away from the club, but he has denied it. Fabregas has continually claimed he would remain and fight for a starting place in the team under Coach Antonio Conte. Much earlier, there were reports that Fabregas was offered to Juventus so he would serve as a replacement for Paul Pogba after his return to Old Trafford.