Cesc Fabregas says he did not get to celebrate his maiden Premier League goal

Spain international Cesc Fabregas has admitted that he did not get the opportunity to celebrate his maiden Premier League goal during his time at Arsenal. The Spain international was recently handed a milestone award after netting his 50th goal in the English top-flight and during the interview, he revealed as to why he could not celebrate his debut strike.

He said:"I remember [my first goal]. It was from a corner. I think Gilberto Silva headed it into the goal, and I was just there, doing I don't know what. At the beginning I didn't know if I'd touched it when it had already crossed the line or not. So everyone was going to Gilberto to celebrate! "But then at the end of the game they told me it was my goal so I was happy. It's a nice mark, 50 Premier League goals. I'm very proud of it and hopefully there are a few more to come."

Julen Lopetegui explains absence of key Spanish players

Spain manager Julen Lopetegui has stressed that the team need to evolve after recent tournament setbacks and this encouraged the decision to leave out several key players including Cesc Fabregas. A number of players from the successful 2010 World Cup were left out for the global tournament but Lopetegui has not ruled out their chances of making a comeback following the summer.

He told Reuters: “When you come from a painful moment after being knocked out of a tournament the first feeling is one of sadness, but when I arrived that sense was already passing and there was excitement to keep going, to forget that tournament and prepare for the next one. These are players that have been so important to us and are still top but at a certain point they aren’t selected. “That doesn’t mean they can’t come back, the doors are always open to everyone, but at the time you have to make some tough decisions.”

Cesc Fabregas Bemoans Chelsea’s Finishing Upfront

Spain international Cesc Fabregas believes Chelsea would have been in a much better position in the standings, had they taken most of the goalscoring opportunities available to them. The Blues have managed to score more than twice on just one occasion since the turn of the year and Fabregas admits that this has been a key weakness through the campaign.

Speaking to reporters, he said: “We are taking more chances because we are winning, and that's the most important [thing]. I think defensively as well, we have been keeping clean-sheets. But the biggest regret this season, it's been up front, not taking our chances. We have had many, many chances to score in games, to win games that we didn't win. We could have won more if we had been more clinical and that's been our weakest point this season.”

Eden Hazard Willing To Play Out Of Position For Antonio Conte

Chelsea attacker Eden Hazard has stressed that he has no issues playing out of position for manager Antonio Conte. The Belgium international has featured regularly in the false number nine role of late, but he is content with the decision, given it offers him the chance to participate from the playing field.

Hazard was seemingly unimpressed with the lack of service during a game against Manchester City earlier this month, but in an interview with Sky Sports News, he appeared to indicate that he would prefer to play in any position for the club, he said:"I just want to be on the pitch. Number 9, 10, I can play left-back if the manager wants, no problem. I just want to be on the pitch and try to give everything like I do every time.

Fabregas Wants Fan Support

Cesc Fabregas has called for the Chelsea fans to remain behind the team despite some poor results at the moment. He said that he understands that fans might be disappointed after their poor run of form but he wants them to remain behind the team.

He said that there are still some important games to be played until the end of the season and that it is important that fans remain behind the team. Cesc Fabregas commented on the game against Manchester City and said that it was a difficult game for the whole team. He said that City is currently the best team in England at the moment and that it is difficult to play against them.

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Olivier Giroud Gives Honest Assessment Of His Initial Chelsea Career

France international Olivier Giroud is pleased to have settled alongside his Chelsea teammates following his move from Arsenal midway through the season. The 31-year-old had a disappointing night as the Blues bowed of the Champions League to Barcelona, but the Frenchman was content to have made a reasonable impact with the west London outfit.

Speaking after the Barcelona game, he said: “I am settling in quite well. I am very pleased with my understanding with the boys. It’s not easy to join a new club in the winter but I am trying to adapt as quick as I can. There is always room for improvement but I am happy with what I am doing on the pitch.”Giroud has struggled to find the cutting edge in his play in the final third, which has hampered his scoring opportunities, and when asked whether the Blues may have to wait until next season for his best, he replied: “No, no, I want to be at my best level now.”

Cesc Fabregas outlines his future plans amid contract talk

Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has suggested that he could try a stint in football management once he calls time on his professional career. The Spain international has been an influential figure in the Blues ranks since his move from Barcelona in 2014, and he is aiming to continue on the field for many more years before weighing up his plans off it.


Speaking to Soccer AM, Fabregas said: "At this stage I would say that I want to get into management. In life anything can happen though, everything can change in your mind. I am still feeling very good, very young. I think I can play for many more years, so it's not something I feel I want to do straight away. But in the future I would like to try."

Cesc Fabregas Revels in New Formation at Chelsea

Cesc Fabregas has claimed that he is enjoying the freedom brought about by the new formation at Chelsea. After a difficult set of results of the start of the new campaign, Chelsea manager Antonio Conte decided to switch to the 3-5-2 formation. This led to an impressive set of results – including the 3-1 success over Newcastle during the weekend. Even though this formation has been specifically built to get the best out of Alvaro Morata and Eden Hazard, it seems that another player – Cesc Fabregas – is benefiting indirectly from this change. The Spaniard has never been the untouchable player in Conte’s team but he has been coming in with some impressive performances of late.

Ahead of the Champions League game against Atletico Madrid, the team are expected to line up once again in the 3-5-2 formation which has been so effective in recent weeks. Fabregas says that the system has allowed him to be much more expressive on the pitch, as he does not have the huge burden of defending as well as attacking at the same time. Fabregas is one of the best playmakers in the business as his vision and legendary passing skills often create chances for his teammates out of nothing. Speaking ahead of the game, Fabregas also claimed that he initially had to work a lot harder in order to convince Antonio Conte. Now, he is a regular fixture in the Chelsea team.

FABREGAS: I ALMOST JOINED UNITED

Former Manchester United manager David Moyes has revealed that Cesc Fabregas was a game away from moving to Old Trafford back in the summer of 2013. The Spain international had been considering his future with Barcelona, but ultimately decided to stay put for the campaign.

Speaking to BBC Radio Five Live, Moyes, who had a forgettable 10-month spell with United, admitted that he could have signed both Gareth Bale and Fabregas during his time at the club. While Bale sealed his move to Real Madrid from Tottenham Hotspur, Fabregas was keen on a switch, had he failed to start the first game of the 2013/14 La Liga season.

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