Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas dodged a question asking whether he believes his current manager Jose Mourinho is the best one he has worked under.
Fabregas can count Pep Guardiola and Arsene Wenger among his former managers, and the midfielder is currently on international duty with Spain under the tuition of World Cup winning Vicente del Bosque.
He was, perhaps, sensible then not to nail his colours to the mast of any one manager, particularly given how critical he had been of Mourinho in the past. Show allegiance to the Portuguese would not have gone down well in Barcelona.
“Thankfully, I’ve had very good managers. I feel privileged to be able to learn from good professionals,” Fabregas. told Marca.
Fabregas came back to the Premier League in the summer, arriving at Stamford Bridge from boyhood club Barcelona on a five-year deal.
While his form has tailed off somewhat of late, the former Arsenal captain leads the assist charts in the Premier League by a long shot, having racked up 16 so far this season, seven more than Angel Di Maria, his closest challenger.
He has also scored twice for the Chelsea this season, and helped them to the Capital One Cup triumph as well, of course, to the summit of the table.
“We have the chance to do a double and we mustn’t let ourselves relax even for a second," Fabregas added.
"Right now we have to fight for the Premier League title for it to be a great year.”
Speaking about Chelsea’s exit from the Champions League, he said: “Of course we are hurting. Everyone expects you to win against ten men, but sometimes things don’t turn out as you want them to.”
Fabregas’ Spain are in international action against the Netherlands tonight, hoping to get revenge for last summer’s 5-1 thrashing in the World Cup.
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