Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas says that he was happy to see Leicester City win the Premier League title for the first time in their history.
The victory was achieved thanks to Chelsea drawing 2-2 with Tottenham, who were Leicester’s closest rivals in the league. Tottenham came into the game knowing that they have to win in order to keep Leicester from wrapping up the title. The foxes had an eight-point advantage with just three games left, but Spurs failed to keep in touch. Despite taking a 2-0 lead into halftime, they could only draw the game.
Swansea City midfielder Jack Cork reckons that his former club Chelsea will once again spend heavily in the summer and it will be detrimental to the younger players at the club.
The blues have invested heavily in their youth facilities over the last decade. The huge revamps in the training facilities coupled with an aggressive hiring policy means that the youth teams at Chelsea feature some of the best youngsters in the world. It is not a surprise that the club has been able to dominate the FA youth cup for the last few years. However, the success at the youth level has not translated into success for the youngsters at the first-team level.
Former Chelsea winger Pat Nevin says that there appears to be more belief and confidence surrounding Chelsea since the arrival of Guus Hiddink.
He expects Cesc Fabregas to be the main man when the club take on Everton in the FA Cup quarter-final. This game takes huge importance due to the disappointing campaign that has seen Chelsea struggle to even make it into the top half of the table. Since Hiddink achieved success in this competition in his first spell at the interim manager, the club are expecting a similar kind of result this time around.
Earlier on February, John Terry announced that he will be leaving Chelsea during the summer as the English defender is not planning to retire in Stamford Bridge and this has started a stream of rumours involving which player is going to become the new captain of the Premier League and surprisingly enough, there are many fans of Chelsea that want to see Cesc Fabregas becoming the new captain.
Supporters of Chelsea have been voicing their desire to see Cesc Fabregas taking up the captain armband through social media.
Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has had a jibe at the club’s former midfielder – Cesc Fabregas – by saying that the presence of Mesut Ozil have given them a new meaning of playmaker.
Fabregas was one of the most important players at Arsenal for almost a decade. He had been groomed from a young age by Arsene Wenger. However, he decided to put an end to his Arsenal career by joining Barcelona. He has since returned back to the Premier League with arch rivals Chelsea. This has certainly not gone well with Arsenal supporters or the club’s long serving players.
England will go into the Euro 2016 on the back of an impressive form during qualification. However, this rarely translates into the tournament form and it has been proven time and time again.
England, especially, have struggled big-time when it comes to major tournaments. The World Cup 2014 saw the team knockout at the group stages despite being one of the favourites to at least to reach the semifinals. The Euro 2016 will be easier than the World Cup, but even then sceptics are doubting the possibility of an England success.
Cesc Fabregas has become the victim of Chelsea’s poor form this season. The Spaniard seemed like one of the Untouchables only last season, but he has been dropped for the last couple of matches. It remains to be seen if Fabregas can regain his first-team spot since there are rumours about a fallout with Jose Mourinho.
Some have even suggested that the Spaniard is responsible for putting together a mutiny against the Chelsea boss. It is something that the 28-year-old has vehemently denied. His latest statements seem to hint that the media have been wrong at portraying his relationship with Mourinho.
Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew has likened the signing of Yohan Cabaye to the arrival of Cesc Fabregas at Chelsea 12 months ago.
The signing of the Spaniard proved inspirational for the West London outfit as they managed to win the league title for the first time in five years. After working with Cabaye during his time at Newcastle United, Pardew did not waste any time to take advantage of the unhappiness that the player had at Paris St Germain. Cabaye had moved to the French giants only recently for around £ 20 million, but he was unhappy with the lack of playing time under Laurent Blanc.
Cesc Fabregas has claimed that the 2-0 victory over Arsenal on Saturday might be the springboard that Chelsea needed to get their campaign back on track.
The blues secured three crucial points that left them a couple of places above the relegation zone. It has been a disastrous start to the season by Chelsea, who have had only one victory prior to the game against the gunners. Even though they were certainly helped by the referee’s decision to send off two Arsenal players, Fabregas reckons that it was a hardfought victory that the team fully deserved.