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Cesc Fabregas had no place for Chelsea stars..

Cesc Fabregas names no Chelsea players in dream 5-a-side team

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Cesc Fabregas has joined the ever-expanding bandwagon of international football stars to have picked their dream 5-a-side team.

The Chelsea and Spain star has played with some pretty outstanding footballers in his time, ranging from Barcelona's Lionel Messi to Arsenal's Thierry Henry.

His team-mates at Chelsea are not too shabby either with the likes of Diego Costa and Eden Hazard playing alongside him at Stamford Bridge.

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So the midfielder was in an excellent position to name a squad made up of players he had shared the field with be it at club or international level. But surely he would have found a place for one of his current team-mates at Chelsea? Apparently not.

Fabregas opted for five players who have never pulled on the famous blue shirt, opting for two Barcelona players, one Porto player, a Manchester City star and an Arsenal legend. Not even John Terry, Cesc? No? Ok then.

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The team

Speaking ahead of the release of EA SPORTS FIFA 16 Ultimate Team - Team of the Season, the Chelsea man said: "In goal, Iker Casillas . In defence, I'll put Gerard Pique.

"In midfield, I'll choose an attacking midfielder because I like offensive football, so David Silva.

"And up front, Thierry Henry and Lionel Messi."

Team

Why no Chelsea players?

But there is, of course, a very good reason why he did not pick any Chelsea players. Including himself, the reigning Premier League champions (at least for now) are destined to complete one of the worst title defences in history.

Fabregas himself blasted his Chelsea team-mates during an interview with Facebook in December, saying a combination of low motivation and poor attitudes across the squad led to their dramatic demise.

Here is that interview:

Poor season

After a ridiculously poor season at Chelsea, Fabregas was probably right to leave himself out of the team. While he is hardly the only one to have fallen short of expectation in west London, he is certainly one of the players to have taken the most stick.

Indeed, fans targeted the former Arsenal captain soon after Jose Mourinho was sacked in December with reports suggesting it was he who led the dressing room revolt against their beloved former manager.

But his form has picked up in recent times. Fabregas created three assists in Chelsea's recent 4-1 win over Bournemouth, taking his tally for the season up to nine in all competitions. He has also scored five goals.

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