FABREGAS TO REMAIN AT CHELSEA

Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas is set to remain at Chelsea after Coach Antonio Conte praised his contribution to the team of recent.


The player was largely rumoured to be set to leave Stamford Bridge particularly as he was rarely played by the manager and a switch in formation made the team ‘invincible,’ leaving little room for the creative former Gunner.

However the fate of the player has quickly changed, seeing as he has been instrumental to the team of late. Conte hailed the player at a press conference, saying:

“Cesc, we all know him, and I’m very pleased with his attitude, his commitment and for his work-rate in training sessions. Also, when I call him during the game, it’s important for me to see the right spirit,” the Italian boss said.

Fabregas is set to start the game against Peterborough when the Blues clash with them in the English FA Cup. (more…)

FABREGAS EXPLAINS ENGLAND-SPAIN SNUB

Spain international Cesc Fabregas has explained reasons why he would not be attending the England-Spain international friendly game on Tuesday.


The out-of-favour player at club and national level opted to miss the game despite receiving invitation to attend as a guest of the Spanish Football Federation to support the team to victory.

According to news source Sport, the player cited ‘personal reasons’ as his excuse for the snub. The player has started the new campaign on a poor note, dropping from the first team at Stamford Bridge. Fabregas has started just one game this term – the 3-0 loss against Arsenal, his former club.

At the international level, Spain’s new coach Julen Lopetegui also labelled Fabregas surplus to requirements despite the injury crisis that hit the squad. England based Spaniards Santi Cazorla, Pedro and Adrian received the official invitation by the Spanish apex body to attend the friendly game.

At the game against Macedonia on Saturday, Lopetegui played Aritz Aduriz. Aduriz became Spain’s oldest ever goalscorer at 35 years 275 days. The player has been scoring since returning to his club Athletic Bilbao four years ago. He seems like a late bloomer.

In the last two terms, he has won the Zara Trophy for being the top Spanish goalscorer in the La Liga. He is not a fast player, but he seems to be blooming – at almost 36 years of age – when other top Spanish strikers are at the twilight of their careers. The game provided him with another testament, and he is expected to feature against England.

For someone that went on a six-year hiatus after making his international debut at the age of 29 under Vicente del Bosque, he seems keen on making his mark before retirement when he finally does. Lopetegui praised the player after his feat, calling the striker a “fantastic professional.”

Is Fabregas on the verge of leaving Stamford Bridge?

Fabregas has gone from being an extremely influential player with Chelsea during his debut season with the Premier League club back on August of 2014 where he managed to make 34 appearances.


In the following season, the Spanish midfielder made 37 appearances but ever since Antonio Conte arrived to the Premier League club, things have taken a turn for the worse as Fabregas has barely had any kind of impact in Chelsea in the current season.

The 29 year old midfielder is struggling to get playing time and there are rumors being spread that are linking Fabregas with a move to the Italian side Ac.Milan.

It’s even rumored that Fabregas has already held talks with the chiefs of Ac.Milan as negotiations are believed to have been taking place for the past few days but nothing has been officially confirmed.

Vincenzo Montella has recently stated that signing CescFabregas is not in his plans as the midfielder just would not fit with the system that he has envisioned for his players to utilize but despite Montella coming out and actually saying that Fabregas is not one of his targets this has not stopped reports and more rumors from emerging as each day that passes by there are a larger amount of websites which say that a move is edging closer. (more…)

FABREGAS TO EXIT CHELSEA IN JANUARY

Chelsea play maker Cesc Fabregas might see his time at Stamford Bridge come to an end as he is poised to leave the side when the next transfer window presents itself.


Express Sport reports that the club has made a decision to dump the former Arsenal and Barcelona player in January.

Fabregas has struggled to get first team action since coach Antonio Conte took over at Chelsea. With options like former Leicester City player N’Golo Kante, Nemanja Matic and Brazil international Oscar, the Spaniard’s chance are just limited. The 29-year old has insisted that he is willing to fight for a starting role at the club, rather than leave to get regular action elsewhere.

The news report say Chelsea are willing to listen to offers for the playmaker, but they are unlikely to push him out to any other Premier League club. There were a lot of interests in the Spain international during the summer. AC Milan were keen on adding him to their ranks but it didn’t eventually happen. With the Chinese ready to inject funds when they complete the takeover of the club, Fabregas is on the top of the wish list. (more…)

Antonio Conte Praises Professional Attitude of Cesc Fabregas

Cesc Fabregas has lost his place in a Chelsea first-team upon the arrival of Antonio Conte and this has been a major surprise given the quality of the Spanish playmaker.


He has performed exceptionally well – apart from a couple of poor periods – in his two years at the club. Hence, it was surprising to see him on the bench even from pre-season. It has been speculated that Fabregas has been looking towards a return to Spanish football with his place at Chelsea being unsure. After being on the substitutes bench for the opening game, Fabregas was not called upon even when the blues were chasing the game.

However, he has made a huge difference by coming on to help the team win in the 2-1 victory over Watford while going on to star in the 3-2 win over Bristol Rovers in the EFL Cup. Now, it appears that there may be a chance for Fabregas to return to the first-team after manager Conte praised his attitude despite being on the bench for key matches. The Italian says that Fabregas has been an exemplary professional and he has not reduced the work that he puts into training as a result of being dropped. A couple of injuries may see Fabregas back in the reckoning for the first team action.
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Antonio Conte warns everyone that Chelsea could suffer again

Antonio Conte made a name for himself as a top manager after successively winning 3 Serie A titles with Juventus and these achievements played a huge role in allowing Conte getting recognized as someone who can win significant titles and be in charge of big squads.


After Conte’s time with Juventus was over, he opted to become the new manager of the Italian national football team as he replaced Cesare Prandelli who had resigned from his managerial position in the national side.

During Conte’s charge in the Italian side, he managed to lead Italy to the top of their group which was the first time that they had managed to do it in a major tournament since the 2006 World Cup and Italy was eventually knocked out in the quarter-finals after losing against Germany in a penalty session.

The latest managerial position of Antonio Conte is with the Premier League side Chelsea and the experienced tactician is the man that was selected to rescue the English outfit from their previous disappointing season where they finished at the 10th spot of the English League.

Conte is regarded as a top class manager and this is why he was the man chosen to bring back the glory days of Chelsea but the Italian coach himself has stated that the task of winning the Premier League title or even snatching a European position will be a difficult one and that there is a big risk of seeing them underperform once again unless the necessary changes and steps are properly taken.
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CESC FABREGAS: CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL MIGHT GO TO EXTRA TIME

Former Arsenal play maker, Cesc Fabregas opines that the much anticipated UEFA Champions League final match billed for the 28th of this month might go into extra time, just like the last time both teams, Real Madrid and their city rivals, Atletico Madrid, met two years ago.


The Chelsea’s Spanish midfielder predicted an even UEFA Champions League final between both teams on Saturday, noting that the football game might go beyond the regular play.

The Ex-Barcelona midfielder who was pictured taking a dip with his girlfriend Daniella Semaan, 41, in Miami, played against both teams when he was playing in Spain. The 29-year old star used the holiday to relax ahead of the Summer Championship in France, with Spain among the favourites to lift the coveted prize despite successive victories. Spain lifted the trophy in the 2008 and 2012 seasons and are gunning for the third consecutive victory. (more…)

Cesc Fabregas prefer to see Leicester win the title than Tottenham Hotspurs

Cesc Fabregas has stated that he would want to see Leicester City win the league rather than their London rivals, Tottenham Hotspurs.

This could add further spark to the next game which sees Tottenham visit Chelsea on Monday.

But some pundits believe that this comment has added pressure on Chelsea to beat Tottenham. But with Leicester City visiting Manchester United on Sunday, there is the possibility that Leicester would have already been crowned as champions.


If not, then Chelsea will have a major say in the destination of the Premier League title as they still have to play against Leicester City in the final game of the season.

Eden Hazard has also stated that he want Leicester City to win the title and has vowed to have a good game to help beat their London rivals.

Chelsea, who is currently the defending champions, have had a poor campaign this season and is currently 9th in the league. Their poor start to the season has even caused their manager Jose Mourinho to be sacked and replaced with GuusHiddink. (more…)

Cesc Fabregas believes it’s hard to return to Arsenal

On one of Gerard Pique’s Periscope, a question was asked to Cesc Fabregas about a possible return to Arsenal. Fabregas shook his headed and added that it would be difficult.

It was evident that Fabregas still have some attachment to the club that formed him and made him a star player. Indeed, he made 303 appearances for the London team and managed to score 57 goals for them. He was also the club’s captain from 2009 to 2011 and was a fans favorite.

He left the club to return to his youth team Barcelona where he will manage to make 151 appearances for the Spanish club. He scored   42 goals along the way. He won La Liga, the Copa Del Rey as well as the UEFA Super Cup during his times with Barcelona.

After 3 years in Spain, Fabregas made his mind to return to the Premier League and wanted to go back to Arsenal. However his place was already filled with the arrival of Mesut Ozil, and Wenger did not want to take his club captain back. Jose Mourinho seizes the opportunity to have the gifted player in his team, and he signed for Chelsea. (more…)

Fabregas: ‘’It was the players who let Mourinho down’’

Back in December of 2015, Jose Mourinho was sacked from his managerial position in Chelsea and this was due to the string of negative results that the Premier League club sustained under the tutelage of the Portuguese coach.

Jose Mourinho was heavily critiqued in this period of time with the media insulting the playing style, formations and decisions that the veteran manager was doing in his last year in charge of Chelsea.

However, Cesc Fabregas has recently come out and stated that it was the performers of the Premier League club which had to be blamed for the string of underwhelming and Jose Mourinho did not deserve all the criticism that he received.

“I can reiterate that I had an exceptionally good relationship with Jose Mourinho as I will aim to have with any coach that I play for. The football club is more important than any one player. We have all let the manager and club down this year as a collective unit. We will get this right of that I am sure. With all your help we can put this period behind us and make Chelsea great again’’ The Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas wrote on his instagram account after Mourinho was offloaded from Stamford Bridge. (more…)