Cesc Fabregas discusses attacking role with Maurizio Sarri as contract is set to expire

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Cesc Fabregas has struggled to remain a regular at Chelsea since the appointment of Maurizio Sarri, making only three league appearances this season thus far.

The former Arsenal and Barcelona midfielder has been at Stamford Bridge since 2014, signing a five-year contract in the process.

That contract runs out at the end of this season and with Fabregas appearing slightly disillusioned at the club, the Spaniard has spoken to Sarri about his thoughts on the current situation.

The 59-year-old Italian has been playing Fabregas in an unfamiliar deeper role as of late, where Fabregas feels he struggles to affect the game.

“I know that he [Sarri] rates me highly." Fabregas stated after the game

“But at the same time it’s a new position for me. I think this was my fifth game starting in this position and I have never played that before – only when I was 10, 12, in the academy at Barcelona."

Fabregas is not denouncing his overall football ability though and despite now being at the age (31) where more attacking players begin to drop deeper, the Spaniard believes he still belongs in the final third.

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“At the same time … I think I can give more in other positions as well. At the moment maybe he still doesn’t see it.

"We had a chat about it, and maybe in the future it will start to happen but at the moment this is what it is. I just have to take it.”


Fabregas has shown self-confidence by expecting considerable interest from clubs in the January transfer window.

“Obviously from January I can sign with whoever I want and probably this will attract many clubs but so far, from what I can say right now, I will stay here until the end of the season.”

Despite Fabregas giving his word to say at Chelsea until the end of the season, the option to sign a pre-contract agreement with another club will be available as early as January.


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