Antonio Conte Dismisses Speculation about Cesc Fabregas’ Future

Antonio Conte has not preferred using Cesc Fabregas in the Chelsea midfield and the Spaniard also finds it extremely hard to get into a team that has been doing so well of late.

Fabregas has not been one of the starting players right from the beginning of the campaign. Conte has preferred using Nemanja Matic and N’Golo Kante in the centre of the midfield. Despite Fabregas being one of the standout players since his move from Barcelona in 2014, he has been unable to get into this Chelsea team. Defeats against the likes of Liverpool and Arsenal seemed to provide a glimmer of hope for the 29-year-old.

It is only when poor form or injuries come into the team that squad players start to rejoice. However, Chelsea recovered quickly from this disappointing form and have now gone on a run of five straight victories. It is extremely difficult to see Fabregas getting into the team at the moment. It has sparked a transfer rumours linking him with other Premier League clubs or even to a move abroad.

Conte, though, has rejected any transfer talks surrounding the Spaniard by saying that it is too early to discuss about the future of the World Cup winner.

In the past, Conte has praised the professionalism shown by Fabregas, but it is clear that he prefers the incredible work rate and dynamism offered by Matic and Kante. "Now we are at the start of November and it is important to be in the present. For this type of situation it is too early to talk. Fabregas is Chelsea's player and I'm very happy to have him in my squad. Fabregas and Kurt Zouma started to train with the team this week. It is normal when you start after a long period of rest you need to find the best form or the best shape and I think after the international break they will be available for selection,” said Conte.