Three reasons Chelsea must start Fabregas vs. Leicester
Chelsea travel to Leicester this Saturday as Antonio Conte’s men look to bounce back from their disappointing defeat to rivals Tottenham in their last Premier League fixture.
The Blues had previously won 13 league games running, but were denied a record 14th by Spurs’ Dele Alli, who scored both in a 2-0 victory for the Lilywhites at White Hart Lane.
Despite the defeat, Chelsea remain five points clear of closest rivals Liverpool at the top of the table and are still favourites for the Premier League title come May.
Last season’s champions Leicester sit in a miserable 15th place in the Premier League, having entirely failed to replicate their terrific form of 2015/16 in all competitions bar the Champions League, in which they have surpassed all odds and qualified for the knock-out stage by winning their group.
Conte will know the importance of a bounce-back win following the defeat to Tottenham, so is likely to make a few changes to the side that collapsed in north London last time out.
One decision on that night that shocked many was the exclusion of Cesc Fabregas, who was omitted for Nemanja Matic despite his brilliant form as of late. If Chelsea are to get back on the right track against the Foxes, Fabregas must start, and here are THREE reasons why …