Chelsea suffered a disappointing 1-0 home defeat to Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, and Blues fans weren’t impressed with Cesc Fabregas’ performance.
The Spaniard kept his place in the starting XI following the impressive 2-1 victory away against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League in midweek, but he failed to make much of an impression against the Premier League leaders as former Blue Kevin De Bruyne scored the winning goal in the second half.
Fabregas lined up in a more advanced role in both matches than he has been used to in recent times with the west London outfit, but it was a gamble that failed to pay off against Pep Guardiola’s men.
Chelsea supporters were quick to have their say on his showing via social media, and while some described him as “a passenger”, others said “he should never start a match again”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Yesterday's match is the reason we signed Danny Drinkwater. We need a fit competent midfield three n fabregas does go missing at times #CFC
— A! (@dilthrob2) October 1, 2017
Willian should never play for #cfc again n what's wrong with fabregas? lineup was messed up.
— Prince Charles (@know33ledge) September 30, 2017
Tactics were definitely wrong (i.e. Azpi at wb), but also some individually abysmal preformances, especially from Fabregas and Willian #CFC
— Drugba??? (@didiermydrugba) September 30, 2017
Love Fabregas but feel the end is near for him. He’s become a passenger in most games. #CFC
— Andy Simms (@Simms91) September 30, 2017
Fabregas at fault for de bruyne's goal.. shouldn't have played today #cfc
— CFC (@1CFC36) September 30, 2017
Cesc fabregas should never start a match again #CFC
— King Emenalo (@KingEmenalo) September 30, 2017
Fabregas should never start any important game except injuries make him play. Truthfully he has become so lazy that his plus is now useless
— Sam Chelsea (@Prideoflondon11) October 1, 2017
Why is fabregas still starting for chelsea. Couldn't conjure anything tryout the match outplayed by Silva. Kante and bakayoko performed.
— Eyan bulala sport (@ajoseadeniyi1) September 30, 2017
And back to back poor performance from Fabregas. Disappointed. #CFC
— Souradip (@souradip23) September 30, 2017