Chelsea manager Antonio Conte says he is impressed with the performance of playmaker Cesc Fabregas in recent Premier League fixtures.

The Spaniard used to rarely get chances to start games but his fate has changed of recent.

Fabregas was impressive in the 3-1 win over Swansea. He scored the opener, calming the nerves before Chelsea took over the game. His display earned him a start in the crucial game against West Ham last week.

“Cesc is in good form. I think every game I have to make the best decision for the team. And I try to do the best for the team,” Conte said, impressed with the form of the former Arsenal and Barcelona player.

Chelsea are the favourites to lift the Premier League title in Conte’s debut season at Stamford Bridge. However there are 11 games still.

“You don’t need to remind me that the league is not finished. It’s normal. This league it will be very tough until the end. But to stay now in this position for us will be tough,” Conte admitted.

Fabregas also speaks highly of the Italian manager. He said that the incredible desire to win games is what sets the coach apart. Conte has been praised for his boldness in making the switch to 3-4-3 and his relentless desire to seal off games.

“He’s very demanding in that he wants to win. He puts the word ‘win’ in our brain nearly every day – win, win, win. Improve, improve, improve. That’s a mentality we have to follow. That’s very important.
“In football, you can be the best in the world, you can play with the best in the world, you can have played 1000 games or scored 1000 goals but the most beautiful thing about football is that you can always improve,” Fabregas said.