The Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern have spent the last few days bemoaning their side’s lack of midfield depth. With the likes of N’Golo Kante and Danny Drinkwater unavailable, Chelsea have been left very short in the middle of the park, and with games coming thick and fast, that’s a big problem for the Blues.
However, one player that has benefitted from the lack of depth is Cesc Fabregas. Fabregas has been a regular in the Chelsea first team this season, and that marks a stark change to the level of involvement he had last term. With Nemanja Matic and N’Golo Kante typically leading the line last year, Fabregas was given much less of a chance – but he has grabbed his opportunity with both hands this season.
The Spaniard has recently been discussing his life in London and at Chelsea with Vanity Fair, and he has been discussing how content he is with life right now. He said: “I have found absolute happiness in Chelsea. The family is delighted, totally adapted to life in London…I’m too happy to change”.
However, he did say that there is one thing that he dislikes about living in London: “From Barcelona, I only miss my family and my friends”.
It seems as though Fabregas is very happy in London and at Chelsea, and that’s very important. Clearly, his morale is sky-high, and that is only ever going to have a positive effect on his form on the pitch.
His mention of missing family and friends is interesting, but it’s certainly not unexpected. That’s always going to be the case when a player moves abroad, and so this is likely no different to any other foreign player in the Chelsea squad.
The Blues in the Transfer Tavern are hoping for his settled home life to continue being reflected by fine performances.
Fabregas has been a near constant this season, and Antonio Conte clearly rates him very highly.
He has looked suspect at points this term, but he’s a very strong player, and he’ll use his experience to only get better every week.
The Spaniard clearly isn’t seeking the exit door.
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