Fabregas had concerns over Chelsea career

Ruben Hill
December 6, 2017

The Spain global fought his way back into the team, as the Blues won the Premier League title.

Host Jake Humphrey asked Lampard if Fabregas had ever spoken about that incident at Chelsea, before the former England midfielder pointed out that the Spaniard had replaced him at Stamford Bridge. "Maybe anxious is not the right word but you can imagine", he said ahead of his side's Champions League clash against Atletico Madrid.

"I would be lying if I said I wasn't anxious - maybe worried is not the right word". The first part of the season I chose to play nearly every game with [N'Golo] Kante and [Nemanja] Matic but in the second part of the season I think Cesc played a lot of the games.

Lampard holds no hard feelings about the club's decision to sign Fabregas however, as he excepts that he was coming towards the end of his career at the time. "In this season he has continued to work very hard and he's shown me great commitment, great behaviours". "Also, I am very happy, I am where I want to be and that's all down to belief and trust, and hard work". I understood his philosophies, his methods of training, and I adapted very well.

"When you are 30 years old you have at least five more years".

And Fabregas admits that he is very much hoping that Chelsea can go far in the competition this season.

To take that loathing off the pitch takes things to a different level, though, and although they'll never be any definitive proof, Jack Wilshere didn't mince his words on Twitter in 2012. "He's a victor in his mind, in his mentality, for this reason he is very strong".

The Italian, who is again without defender David Luiz (knee), said: "I think we must have great respect for Atletico Madrid and for the whole team, not only for one, two, three players".

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