The Spaniard is not enjoying the best of seasons and the plethora of games he’s having to play is making the midfielder maestro look tired and jaded.
He’s really struggled, and it doesn’t make much sense why Antonio Conte has placed so much faith in him.
His poor form, combined with the fact that he’s already in his 30s, means that his time at Chelsea is undoubtedly running out. It remains to be seen, though, when that departure will come. The next few weeks and months could determine his long-term future.