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.

Conte said he was happy with the commitment level of the former Barcelona star with all indications pointing to the likelihood that Fabregas would stay not just beyond this window but the summer, playing at the Bridge.

The player recently crossed the 100 assists in the Premier League benchmark and seems to have reach former confidence levels before he was snubbed for N’Golo Kante and Nemanja Matic. His assists have mainly been for Diego Costa, analysis reveal. He has been living to expectations when played. And with a slight change in the team’s set-up, he is likely to get more playing time this campaign.

Chelsea have several tough test lined up in forthcoming games in the rest of the month and in February. If they can manage the situation very well, then the team might be on to lifting the Premier League title in Conte’s first season in charge, despite their slump early last year.