It hasn’t quite been the homecoming to English football that Cesc Fabregas would have hoped for when he returned to the Premier League from Barcelona, with the Spaniard having had a difficult time with Chelsea.
The former Arsenal captain was sensational in his first season, lifting the Premier League trophy, before a woeful campaign last year, where he was linked to playing an integral part in the dressing room fallout under Jose Mourinho, which eventually led to the Portuguese boss’ sacking.
Now, with Antonio Conte at the helm, Fabregas is struggling for playing opportunities and The Times report Chelsea are prepared to send the Catalan midfielder on loan in January – with the club even willing to subsidise his wages.
Naturally, these reports have been picked up on on social media and many fans are commenting on the huge downfall Fabregas has been through in recent years, whilst Arsenal supporters have got in on the action by sticking their oar in.
Whilst you’d expect them to mock the Spaniard’s troubles, many are instead wondering what might have been had Fabregas remained in, or returned to, north London.
Just sad to see the state of Cesc Fabregas career atm, Could've been an Arsenal legend yet Chelsea are gonna loan him out in January.
— Alex Bangert (@alexpj_96) November 1, 2016
I don't want to believe that news about Cesc going on loan. It can't be true.
— GUILTY PLEASURES (@LANREWAJU_) November 1, 2016
Cesc Fabregas will go out on loan?
What a career,and what a time to be alive
— Kingsman ????????✨ (@OfficialJibz) November 1, 2016
— Sam (@samuelJayC) November 1, 2016
I hope Chelsea don't sell Fabregas but he's too good and old to be sitting on a bench
— SJB (@Ste_Bolton) November 1, 2016
I would buy Fabregas to bring him back where he belongs
— Grimmers (@Grimmers92) November 1, 2016
If Fabregas is for sale I'd sign him in a heartbeat.
— Billy Blind (@BilboRocky) November 1, 2016
From a Barca reject to a Chelsea reject to being sent on loan. Safe to say Fabregas has reached the lowest point of his career.
— Faraz Luthfy (@Muanasira) November 1, 2016