Cesc Fabregas expects Pep Guardiola to take Premier League job

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Jose Mourinho is feeling vulnerable at Chelsea, so the players would do well to watch what they say around him, at least until they learn how to win games again.

The Special One may have a job at Stamford Bridge for now, but with every passing game he seems to be moving closer to the exit door.

So Cesc Fabregas would not have helped the situation by admitting he has discussed the Premier League with his former Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola and is convinced he will be on his way to England soon.

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He told Spanish radio station Onda Cero: "I have absolutely no doubt that Pep will test himself in the Premier League. I have spoken to him in the past and I know that he likes it a lot."

Sensitive subject, wouldn't you say?

First problem

Guardiola is probably the one man Mourinho loathes more than Arsene Wenger. The two had a frosty relationship when they faced off in La Liga. Guardiola got the better of him there and the idea of him taking his throne in west London would probably make his head explode.

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Second problem

Fabregas is the man reportedly leading a dressing room revolt against Mourinho. As a man who has been brought up to play total football, he would surely like nothing better than to see Mourinho's strict tactical regime come to an end.

Of course, the Spain international has denied the crude accusation, but he remains one of the prime suspects along with formidable whinger – sorry, winger – Eden Hazard.

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Final problem

Guardiola has actually been linked with the job in some pretty reliable newspapers. Alongside Diego Simeone, the Bayern Munich boss is one of the few top managers Roman Abramovich hasn't hired and/or sacked.

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Do you think Fabregas meant anything sinister with these comments?

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