Joe Cole believes Mateo Kovacic is of a different class than Cesc Fabregas

Former Chelsea star Joe Cole believes Mateo Kovacic provides a different dimension to the game for the Blues which Cesc Fabregas may not be able to deliver. The Croatia international joined the Blues on a season-long loan from Real Madrid last summer and he has since seamlessly settled at the club with 15 appearances across all competitions.

In a report covered by, Cole admitted that Kovacic does not offer much in terms of the goalscoring but he is still a different class to Fabregas with his ability to drive forward from the centre of the park, he said: “I think he’s different class. We know he isn’t a prolific goalscorer from midfield but when you watch him closely what he does is he drives with the ball. Straight away that’s unnerving the [opposition] back four because he’s got that ability to just ghost past players. Cesc Fabregas is a great player but what he gives Chelsea on top of what Cesc can’t do is he can drive and take players out of the game from a central midfield position.”

Cesc Fabregas refuses to rule out Arsenal return

Spain international Cesc Fabregas has refused to rule out a potential return to Arsenal once his Chelsea contract concludes at the end of the campaign. The 31-year-old made a name for himself with the Gunners between 2004 and 2011 before making his comeback with hometown club Barcelona.

Three years later, the Spaniard made the decision to return to the Premier League with Chelsea and though he has had a successful career, his Blues future remains under doubt beyond the current campaign. Speaking to Marca, Fabregas indicated that he has no plans to step down from the game in the near future and refused to rule out a possible return to the Emirates Stadium.

Cesc Fabregas drops update on his Chelsea contract situation

Spain international Cesc Fabregas has indicated that he is eager to pen a new contract with Chelsea and it is up to the club to decide whether they would offer him an extension. The 31-year-old presently has just eight months left on his existing contract with the Blues but he has frequently expressed his desire to prolong his stay.

In an interview covered by, Fabregas admitted that he would like to commit his future to the Blues for the coming years but the final decision needs to be taken by the hierarchy, who have yet to begin contract talks, he said: “I’m very open about [wanting a new contract]. To be the honest, the club has not said anything.

AC Milan looking into January move for Cesc Fabregas

Italian side AC Milan are reportedly considering a winter attempt to sign Cesc Fabregas from Chelsea. The Spain international has been with the west London giants since the summer of 2014 and during this period, he has racked over 180 appearances whilst going on to win the Premier League crown on two occasions.

Despite this, his future has become a topic of discussion with his contract expiring next summer and according to Corriere dello Sport, the Rossoneri are monitoring the player’s developments. It is added that the San Siro outfit have been keen on pursuing the midfielder since his days with Arsenal and they are now hopeful of luring him in January where he will have entered the final six months of his Blues contract.

Arsenal legend backs Chelsea to challenge for the Premier League title

Arsenal legend-turned-pundit Ian Wright believes Chelsea will be right in the mix for the Premier League crown during the backend of the campaign. The Blues endured a tough 2017/18 campaign where they only finished fifth in the standings and this witnessed the departure of manager Antonio Conte.

Since then, Maurizio Sarri has taken over the heat seat at Stamford Bridge and Wright has been impressed with how the Blues have quickly adjusted to the manager’s tactics, he said: “Abramovich looks to have pulled another rabbit out of the hat in appointing Maurizio Sarri. The way Chelsea have started the season under the Italian has only confirmed my belief that they will be in the mix this time. They will clearly do it the way Abramovich loves too — with entertaining, exciting football which will always put backsides on seats.”

Cesc Fabregas urges Eden Hazard to stay put at Chelsea

Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas believes it is essential for the club to keep hold of Eden Hazard if they are to enhance their chances of picking up silverware next season. The Belgium international has been with the Blues over the past six years but he has of late flirted with the idea of joining the Bernabeu giants.

As such, there has been plenty of speculation regarding his future but Fabregas remains optimistic that the Belgian stays put with the club, he said: “I think he's our best player. We are a top club, we want to be a top team, we want to win things, and for that you need your best players. Eden is one of them. He's a player that we all love to play with, especially me. For us, he's our most important player. Everyone loves him - the fans, the club, the players, and we need him. He knows that.”

Cesc Fabregas explains why Lionel Messi struggles with Argentina

Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has highlighted the reason behind Lionel Messi’s struggles with the Argentine national side. Messi has struggled to make much of an impact in the opening two games of the World Cup and his country are now dependent on other results in order to progress to the knock stage of the tournament.

As such, there has been plenty of criticism laid on his head but Fabregas remains in support of his close friend. Speaking to BBC One, Fabregas indicated that Barcelona have better players around the pitch and this reduces the pressure of Messi’s showing unlike with the national team, he said: “I think so (the pressure is different to Barcelona), I think so.

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.”