Chelsea are back to winning ways in the English Premier League after comfortably overcoming West Bromwich Albion on Monday at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues ran out 3-0 winners thanks an Eden Hazard double and a Victor Moses effort, moving up into fourth place ahead of London rivals Tottenham Hotspur.
While fans were predictably in awe of the superb hazard, another star caught their eye after replacing Tiemoue Bakayoko, who was suspended.
Cesc Fabregas started his 17th top-flight match of the season and shone in the middle of the park for Antonio Conte’s side, dictating play and forming an effective partnership with N’Golo Kante.
Supporters are now calling on the Spaniard to permanently replace Bakayoko going forward after a series of ineffective performances from last summer’s signing.
While they both offer different things to the Chelsea team, Fabregas’ creativity and experience could help the Blues out massively in the closing stages of the season as they look to ensure a top four finish.
Fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts on Conte’s selection dilemma…
I don't get why Conte insists on playing Bakayoko ahead of Fabregas. The mid field of Kante and Fab was fantastic last night.
— Brayan_Muchiri (@brayan_muchiri) February 13, 2018
— 19/5/2012 (@AmChido) February 13, 2018
Tiémoué Bakayoko should NEVER be a first pick before Cesc Fabregas. Never again! #CHEWBA
— Michael Ogello (@OgelloSays) February 12, 2018
My Man of the Match is Mike Dean even though he wasn't even on the pitch tonight. He did his job in our last match, sent Bakayoko off and so we had a midfield of Kante and Fabregas tonight.
— ForeverBlue (@ForeverBlue_07) February 12, 2018
Fabregas brings a strong creative midfield instead of the mess that Bakayoko creates ???
— ⛔Bahjagrey?✨ (@A____rano) February 12, 2018
— M.O.E (@kuredaniel) February 12, 2018
Fabregas has dictated this game, we've missed having him in the side. Can't wait for Bakayoko to come back and take his place… ? #CHEWBA
— Carlos Jalapeño (@super_danp) February 12, 2018
@ChelseaFC hopefully conte is now realizing that bakayoko was a major flaw in our midfield. Fabregas looks much more comfortable
— Wyatt Arnold (@WyattArnold3) February 12, 2018