• Pep Guardiola denies snubbing handshake from Cesc Fabregas after defeat to Chelsea

    Pep Guardiola denies snubbing handshake from Cesc Fabregas after defeat to Chelsea

    Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has insisted he did not purposefully ignore Cesc Fabregas following Saturday’s heated clash with Chelsea.

    Post-match footage showed Fabgreas attempt to greet his former manager as players and staff shook hands following the Blues’ 3-1 victory at the Etihad.

    However, Guardiola appeared to dodge the midfielder’s offer of a handshake, sending viewers into a frenzy on social media.

    Fans were quick to suggest the incident had something to do with Fabregas’ involvement in Fernandinho’s red card, the Brazilian […]

  • Cesc Fabregas escapes punishment but Blues and Manchester City charged for brawl

    Cesc Fabregas escapes punishment but Blues and Manchester City charged for brawl

    Chelsea and Manchester City have been charged for failing to control their players during the brawl that ended their match on Sunday.

    The two sides clashed towards the end of their Premier League encounter, which saw the Londoners end up 3-1 winners at the Etihad to extend their lead at the top of the table to three points.

    However, despite both clubs potentially being hit by retrospective action, Blues star Cesc Fabregas has escaped punishment for a supposed slap on Fernandinho – […]

  • Conte praises Fabregas after Chelsea beat Man City

    Conte praises Fabregas after Chelsea beat Man City

    Antonio Conte praised the display of Cesc Fabregas after the midfielder helped Chelsea beat Manchester City.

    Fabregas was handed a surprise start, only his second in the Premier League this season, due to the absence of Nemanja Matic.

    The Spaniard has been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge in January but impressed as Chelsea won 3-1 at the Etihad.

    “He played a good game – I know I can always count on him,” Conte told Sky Sports.

    Diego Costa continued his impressive […]

  • Arsenal fans want Arsene Wenger to re-sign Cesc Fabregas in January following Santi Cazorla injury

    Arsenal fans want Arsene Wenger to re-sign Cesc Fabregas in January following Santi Cazorla injury

    Arsenal supporters thought they were over the worst of it when the November curse was lifted and December finally came around.

    However, just a few hours into the new month, Arsene Wenger was dealt a major blow as Santi Cazorla was ruled out for a further three months following his ankle surgery.

    The Spanish midfielder suffered an Achilles injury in the Gunners’ 6-0 thumping of Ludogorets in mid-October and has not made an appearance since.

    And, following Cazorla’s latest setback, a large section […]

  • The stat that proves Fabregas must start against Tottenham

    The stat that proves Fabregas must start against Tottenham

    The Chelsea midfielder has a hugely impressive record against Mauricio Pochettino’s side and it could be the ideal time to bring the Spaniard back into the first-team picture.

    Cesc Fabregas has been playing the waiting game at Chelsea, pretty much since the first day Antonio Conte walked through the door.

    The Spaniard, so key to the club’s title success in 2014-15 and having been an ever-present for both Barcelona and Arsenal in years gone by, has become a forgotten man at Stamford […]

  • ‘Their future is at Chelsea, full stop’ – Conte reassures Oscar and Fabregas

    ‘Their future is at Chelsea, full stop’ – Conte reassures Oscar and Fabregas

    The midfield pairing are not troubling the first XI at present in the Premier League but the Blues boss wants them to stay at Stamford Bridge.

    Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte insists Cesc Fabregas and Oscar have a future at Stamford Bridge.

    The Spanish and Brazilian playmakers have been peripheral figures at Chelsea this season, with Conte masterminding a steep upturn in form by reverting to a 3-4-3 formation within which both men do not appear to have an obvious role.

    Fabregas has […]

  • Cesc Fabregas has a future at Chelsea, insists Antonio Conte

    Cesc Fabregas has a future at Chelsea, insists Antonio Conte

    Antonio Conte has confirmed Cesc Fabregas is in contention for selection ahead of Sunday’s match against Middlesbrough and insists the Spain international has a long-term future at Chelsea.

    Fabregas has been reduced to a bit-part role since Conte was appointed as Jose Mourinho’s permanent successor in the summer and has started just a solitary Premier League game so far this season.

    The former Arsenal captain has seen his place in the Chelsea engine room taken by summer signing N’Golo Kante, while the […]

  • CLOSE DEAL: Chelsea want Marco Verratti transfer with Cesc Fabregas offered to Paris Saint-Germain

    CLOSE DEAL: Chelsea want Marco Verratti transfer with Cesc Fabregas offered to Paris Saint-Germain

    Chelsea are reportedly ready to make an offer of around £43million plus Cesc Fabregas in an attempt to seal the transfer of Marco Verratti from Paris Saint-Germain this January.

    The Blues are looking to make some changes in midfield this winter after building a new-look side without the once-influential Fabregas, and Verratti appears to be one of their top targets.

    Antonio Conte is apparently a big fan of his fellow Italian, whom he knows well from their time together with the national […]

  • Sevilla not looking to sign Chelsea’s Fabregas – Sampaoli

    Sevilla not looking to sign Chelsea’s Fabregas – Sampaoli

    Sevilla boss Jorge Sampaoli has said any coach would love to have Cesc Fabregas at his disposal but insists he is not thinking about trying to bring the Chelsea playmaker back to Spain.

    Fabregas has played only sporadically under new Blues manager Antonio Conte this season and has been linked with a possible move to Europa League holders Sevilla in January.

    However, Sampaoli, who has made an impressive start since taking charge of the Andalusian side in the summer, has played down […]

  • Chelsea outcast rejecting big offers to fight for Blues future

    Chelsea outcast rejecting big offers to fight for Blues future

    Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas is reportedly determined to fight for his future at the club and reject transfer offers from the Chinese Super League and AC Milan.

    The Spain international has struggled to break into Antonio Conte’s first-team this season, but is not keen on giving up the battle just yet despite the club trying to offload him.

    Fabregas’ form dipped last season, though he may be right to feel unlucky to have lost Chelsea’s trust when the likes of Eden Hazard, […]

  • Mikel Obi, Fabregas set to leave as Conte plans Chelsea overhaul

    Mikel Obi, Fabregas set to leave as Conte plans Chelsea overhaul

    Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte, is ready to splash the cash in January, despite transforming his team into genuine title contenders this season.

     

    Ever since losing 3-0 to Arsenal in September, the Italian has reverted to a 3-4-3 formation, which has seen the Blues climb up the table. They are currently second behind Liverpool.

    But Conte will get support from the Chelsea board to strengthen his team, after he missed out on several targets in the summer, including Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly and […]