David Wagner: Cesc Fabregas Refused To Shake My Hands

Huddersfield manager David Wagner has confirmed that Cesc Fabregas snubbed his handshake in the aftermath of his side’s 1-1 draw against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. The stalemate ensured that the Terriers remained in the top-flight for another season but Antonio Conte’s side are now hanging by the thread in their top-four pursuit.

Speaking after the game, Wagner admitted that Fabregas refused to shake his hands, though he was pleased with the performance of the Spaniard, who registered a personal best tally of 145 passes, he said: “Fabregas refused to shake my hand. He was angry, he was speaking Spanish, I didn’t hear him.He had a really good game.”

Chelsea had faced a must-win situation in order to close the gap on Liverpool and Spurs but they unfortunately could not find a way through the opposition. Laurent Depoitre opened the scoring for the visitors shortly after the half-time break and thereafter, the Blues had to wait until the 62nd minute for a fortuitous Marcos Alonso goal.

From thereon, the west London giants manage to pile on the pressure on the opposition but Terriers goalkeeper Jonas Lossl stood firm to deny the Blues a much-needed win. With the result, Spurs have already assured themselves of Champions League football for next season and Chelsea are now reliant on Liverpool slipping up on the final day of the campaign.

As things stand, the Blues have an inferior goal difference to Jurgen Klopp’s side and their prospects of a top-four finish are dependent on Brighton & Hove Albion picking up a surprise triumph at Anfield whilst they manage to win their away game at Newcastle United. Chelsea have not won in their previous four visits to St James Park and they need to overcome this record first to having any chance of finishing in the top four.