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.


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.

Cesc Fabregas reveals Arsenal turned down the chance to sign him

Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has admitted that Arsenal had the first option to sign him after he decided to cut ties with Barcelona back in 2014.

The Spain international made over 300 appearances for the Gunners between 2003 and 2011 before he returned to his hometown Barcelona.

Things did not quite work out during his three-year spell in Catalunya, and he eventually made his way to Chelsea in the summer of 2014. Speaking on Sky Sports, Fabregas admitted that the Gunners were informed of his desire to leave Camp Nou, but the club never made contact for his services. As a result, the 30-year-old moved on to the Blues, where he has gone on to win two Premier League titles in the past three seasons.

Lopetegui hopes the national team can bring positivity

You might not be able to watch it on socagol, but fans of Spanish football will know that the country is having a bit of upheaval at the moment, which has already affected La Liga (with Barca playing a match behind closed doors), and had ramifications for the Spanish national side.

Spain are currently going through a difficult period of time with the recent issues involving the Catalan referendum which resulted with police violence, and Gerard Pique being booed by his own fans. There is a lot of political instability which has started to even affect the Spanish national football team.

Fans will watch Spain's next round of international football matches - streamed online at livestream.services - with interest to see how the situation develops.

Manchester City were much better rested to beat Chelsea - Cesc Fabregas

Cesc Fabregas has apparently downplayed the significance of Chelsea's 1-0 defeat to Manchester City by insisting the Citizens were simply 'better rested'.

The reigning champions were outclassed by Pep Guardiola's men in the Premier League last weekend with former graduate Kevin de Bruyne bagging the winner in the second-half. As a result, the Blues are six points behind table-toppers City heading into the second international break of the campaign.

Cesc Fabregas is a Liability Alongside N’Golo Kante, Says Robson

Stewart Robson is well known for his time with Arsenal, and the former midfielder claims that Cesc Fabregas was a liability for Chelsea in the opening match against Burnley.

The blues suffered a surprise defeat on the opening game of the season, despite being the reigning champions, as Burnley were able to take advantage of two red cards for the home team. Gary Cahill was given a straight red card in the first half, while Fabregas was sent off for a double yellow in the second half. Robson believes that Antonio Conte cannot consider playing Cesc Fabregas and N’Golo Kante in the same midfield.


Cesc Fabregas has been a top talent from when he first started out as a teenager in the Premier League. He was tasked with skipper duties at a young age too at Arsenal, helping him develop faster. He has consistently provided at least ten assists for over six seasons in the Premier League.

Fabregas bailed Chelsea from the creativity conundrum last season and he is expected to continue to do so this term. With Juan Mata and Oscar gone, Fabregas was the man the team relied on in the 2014/2015 title winning season. The experienced playmaker delivered the title as he played a key role in that squad.

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.

Cesc Fabregas to remain at Chelsea next season

Spain international Cesc Fabregas could stay put at Chelsea next season with Antonio Conte looking to draft Nemanja Matic away from Stamford Bridge.

The World Cup winner played second fiddle to the likes of N’Golo Kante and Nemanja Matic last term and it was not until the final stages of the campaign, did he earn a regular run in the starting line-up.