Cesc Fabregas has fallen dramatically since starring in the Chelsea title winning side of 2014/15. Assists galore as he orchestrated the midfield with ease, Fabregas looked like the player that had promised so much as a youngster at Arsenal.
Since then, however, he has flopped at Barcelona and endured a grim form drop during the 2015/16 campaign at Chelsea.
Introducing Antonio Conte. Conte is famed for his intense demands on the players, hard-working ethos and staunch defence.
That, simply, is not what Cesc Fabregas can offer a side. He’s a great player to watch, of course, but is a far more languid, luxury-type of player. The Spaniard has been left out of Conte’s first starting XI at the club and it’s caused quite a stir.
Cesc Fabregas has recorded 25 Premier League assists since 2014/15, more than any other player.
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) August 15, 2016
Looks like Conte doesn’t care too much for Cesc’s creativity, ey?!
I might deactivate if Oscar starts over Cesc too, but only so I won't have to deal with all these people having pointless meltdowns
— Tomás (@CrucialHazard) August 15, 2016
Quite a few people due to ‘deactivate’ after this news. Football Twitter really struggling to come to terms with Conte’s team selection. Tasty.
Conte to be sacked by January if he keeps this lineup week in week out. Cuadrado & Cesc needed & 3-4 signings.
— ㅤ (@SimplyCosta) August 15, 2016
Just a reminder: Chelsea have not kicked a ball competitively at the point that this tweet was written. Knee jerk reactions as good as they get.
Cesc and Oscar are going to rotate. I don't see us selling Fabregas. Cuadrado is likely to go
— Sempre Conte (@Pranav_CFC) August 15, 2016
The ability of a football fan to make a verdict before any action never fails to amaze, does it?