Cesc Fabregas reveals story of him celebrating with Antonio Conte after Spurs' West Ham defeat
Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has revealed an instance which happened in the backend of 2016/17 Premier League season.
The Spain international had taken his family alongside Marcos Alonso to celebrate his birthday in a restaurant in central London where he found Antonio Conte seated just behind him.
Tottenham Hotspur had been playing away West Ham United during the same period, and the pair skipped the game in order to spend some quality time with their families. Eventually, Spurs lost the match by a 1-0 scoreline on the night, and there was a mini celebration from the select Blues crew. Fabregas apparently saw the head coach in the back seat, where he had arrived with his wife and daughter to have some private time. Both greeted each other during the Spurs' game which they were not watching, and the duo explain the events which followed, via The Mirror.
Fabregas: "Obviously we were not watching the game because the game was on. I have this app that updates you with the score and when we saw 1-0 West Ham I turned around and told him."
Conte: "Cesc told me 1-0 and I thought Tottenham was winning. But he said, 'No, West Ham'. For the last 25 minutes I didn't eat."
Fabregas: "At the end when I saw the score was 1-0 I told him it's finished. He stood up, hugged me, my dad, my wife and Marcos. It's a funny story and one that I will remember."
Fabregas has won two Premier League titles with Chelsea since his arrival from Barcelona three years ago, but he would still have loved to beat in last season's FA Cup final.
Nevertheless, he remains a key player under the Italian head coach after he received assurances of additional playing time during the course of the 2017/18 season. The World Cup winner managed just 13 starts in the Premier League last term, but he still contributed five goals and 12 assists for the west London giants.