Fabregas is easily the biggest name to be dropped from Conte’s first XI plans.
The ever impressive Spaniard has been dropped to the bench for Chelsea this season, making his only start in the 3-0 defeat away at his previous side, Arsenal.
However, every time he has stepped off the bench with Chelsea in a time of need, he has responded magnificently.
He came on when they were 1-0 down at Watford and he changed the game single-handedly, assisting one of the goals in the turnaround.
Conte would be wise to continue using him in this way, as thus far – it has worked a treat. Given the fluid system that the Italian is utilising this year, Fabregas simply does not fit in as a starter; but he can be thrown on for 20 minutes towards the end of the game to great effect.
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