The Chelsea fans who’ve had to endure a torrent abuse from the other locals in the Transfer Tavern this season have pointed the figure at a number of individuals for the nightmare defence of their title.
We’ve forgiven them for their rather blank expression at the latest news they’re about to see one of those whose performances have largely been dire stick around.
Midfielder Cesc Fabregas has snubbed a money spinning move to the wealthy Chinese Super League, report the Sun.
The World Cup winner is widely regarded as one of the best midfielders in the world and has won almost every top honour there is to win in the game.
As bad are some of his outings have been this term, there’s little doubt the 29-year old is one of the very best when on song.
With the CSL hell bent on attracting big names in order to boost their profile, they are understood to have offered the former Arsenal and Barcelona playmaker a stunning £200,000 per week deal AFTER TAX.
Big name players based in Europe have made the switch recently, with former Blues teammate Ramires leaving Stamford Bridge to join Jiangsu Suning only a few months ago.
Oscar, another Chelsea midfielder, was also believed to have been targeted.
However, Fabregas is said to want to remain in West London and impose himself on incoming manager Antonio Conte’s plans next season, after a miserable campaign for the club.
Does Fabregas owe Chelsea a big season this time round?
— Titanbet (@TitanBet) April 14, 2016