Antonio Conte has revealed that he has no issues with Cesc Fabregas’ red card against Liverpool in a friendly game.
He has also confirmed that this will not affect his chances of featuring in the first team when the proper season starts on August 13. Fabregas’ form in the last 12 months has come under intense scrutiny. He was a major factor in the club’s title success during the 2014-15 season, but he has been negated by opposition who have marked him out of the game directly. Fabregas has been ineffective in an advanced position, while being even poorer in a defensive role.
Jose Mourinho may make a move for Cesc Fabregas if ever the Spanish midfielder becomes surplus to requirement at Chelsea.
Indeed with the arrival of N’GoloKante who will probably be playing in the defensive midfield position, Fabregas may find it difficult to get playing time at Chelsea. And when you know that the Stamford Bridge side already have players such as Hazard, Oscar, Matic and Willian already in the team, you can understand the dilemma that Conte will be facing when it comes to choosing his midfield.
Cesc Fabregas has ruled out a potential return to Barcelona in the future.
He categorically says that the Barcelona chapter in his career is fully closed. After coming through the ranks at the Catalan club, Fabregas found a home at Arsenal where he was transformed into a great player. However, he returned to the Camp Nou for £ 35 million to realise his dream of wearing the Barcelona shirt. After three years at the club, Fabregas won numerous trophies including the league and the Champions League. Towards the end, though, he decided to leave after feeling the lack of appreciation from the supporters.
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.