Anyone watching how Chelsea are currently playing now will easily forget how really poor they were playing some months ago when Frank Lampard was still the manager. Under the former boss, Chelsea were playing without a specific direction and had no particular pattern they were playing. Lampard signed a couple of new players for the Blues but was not able to utilize his new guns and bring out the best in them. It was surprising because even before signing those players, he managed to grind out great results that saw them qualify for the Champions League.
While many would have thought that Cesc Fabregas is already the finished product and would no longer have anything to offer at the top level, he has instead wowed fans and is currently continuing to prove himself to be a wonderful signing and one of the best players at AS Monaco.
The former Chelsea and Barcelona midfielder has taken the French Ligue 1 by storm and is currently helping his club continue their drive toward attaining a qualification to play European football next season. His fine displays for the club have come at some crucial points where the team needed him the most and his teammates and manager have all had fond words to say about him in recent times.
Following their most recent league clash, Fabregas scored a penalty to hand his side a much-needed win that has seen them draw closer to a top-four finish ahead of the season finishing in some weeks.
Arsenal youngster Emile Smith-Rowe has set a new record in the North London Derby (NLD) since a certain Cesc Fabregas achieved the feat in 2007. Emile Smith-Rowe was the best player on the pitch and he was deservedly named the man-of-the-match at the end of the North London Derby clash between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League penultimate weekend. Emile Smith-Rowe created several chances but his teammates were not able to convert especially Alexandre Lacazette as the Gunners were able to secure a 2-1 win at the expense of their rivals to secure bragging rights.
When former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard made the announcement that he was leaving the Blues at the end of that campaign, the club's fans and his then-manager José Mourinho were all left devastated because of how much of an important player he was and the legendary status he built for himself. Lampard left Chelsea as the club's highest goalscorer and it was an incredible feat given that he played as a midfielder.
Legendary Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was recently asked to pick between Cesc Fabregas and Patrick Vieira. Both Cesc Fabregas and Patrick Vieira were given the captain's armband at Arsenal by Wenger at various times. The two players are two of the best midfielders in the Premier League era. Arsene Wenger was asked to pick between the two players on BeIN Sports by presenter Andy Gray. In his response, Arsene Wenger said it's difficult to pick between Cesc Fabregas and Patrick Vieira. He said that Patrick Vieira gave him time and credit as he was his first signing in English football and he turned out to be a very good one. On Cesc Fabregas, Arsene Wenger described him as an exceptional footballer and that the Spaniard is still an exceptional player as he's still active. Arsene Wenger works for BeIN Sports as a pundit in addition to his job at football's governing body, FIFA.
The French Ligue 1 returns to action this weekend with one of the games being Monaco’s home game against Angers. The match takes place at the Stade Louis II this weekend and it features two teams who are on a good run of form. Both are looking to win the match for different reasons.
Monaco have seen a substantial rise in form in the last few weeks. The club are now sixth in the standings. The recent 5-2 win over Lorient was another confidence booster for Monaco, who will be keen on building on this result. Meanwhile, Angers were able to get a shock 2-1 win over Lille a few days ago.
Talent spotter Francis Cagigao has landed his first role since leaving Premier League giants Arsenal last summer. Francis Cagigao is very popular for spotting the quality of Cesc Fabregas at a young age and he was one of the 55 members of the Arsenal staff released by the club before the current season started.
He has now been appointed the sporting director of the Chilean national team where he'll reunite with ex-Arsenal attacker Alexis Sanchez who's one of the star players of the Chilean national team. Alexis Sanchez was at Arsenal for almost four years before he left to sign for rivals Manchester United in a swap deal that involved Armenian international star HenrikhMkhitaryan.
Ex-Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has revealed the superstitious side of Italian tactician Maurizio Sarri during his time as the Chelsea manager two seasons ago. Maurizio Sarri spent just one season at Chelsea before the club decided to sack him despite securing Champions League football and the Europa League title.Cesc Fabregas was still at Chelsea when Maurizio Sarri became the manager in the summer of 2018. He spoke to Italian publication Tuttosport about Sarri's time as Blues boss.
Cesc Fabregas has finally opened up about the transfer saga that has continually surrounded his former teammate Lionel Messi. The Argentine international superstar has been in the news in the last few months and has been consistently linked with a move away from the Camp Noi when the season ends.
But Fabregas has now revealed that he does not see the club's all-time top scorer leaving the club anytime soon.
Fabregas said Messi is a humble human being and is looking like he will be continuing the long-term relationship he has had with the Catalan giants where he has won every single trophy there is to win at club level, including individual honors.
Former Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has given out a tribute to his former teammate Olivier Giroud after the striker came up with four goals in the Champions League match against Sevilla. So far this season, Giroud has been struggling to get any game time owing to the good performances of Tammy Abraham and his age. At 34 years of age, Giroud is approaching the end of his career and manager Lampard is clearly looking towards the future when using Abraham more often than not. However, the experience and skill of Giroud came to the fore when he led the line against Sevilla the midweek action.
The Frenchman came up with all the goals in the 4-0 win. Furthermore, this was also a match that saw a perfect hat-trick from the French forward. He scored with his left foot, right foot, head, and there was also a penalty along the way. Fabregas has played with many great strikers in his career and Giroud is one among them. Interestingly, both players also have had to leave Arsenal to join Chelsea. Both players have managed to win World Cups with their respective national teams. After the game, Lampard said that he is extremely happy for Giroud, who has been labelled as a model professional by every member of the squad.