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I saw numerous comments raising the question as to how would Fabregas fit in a Mourinho's team if Juan Mata (and to a lesser extent de Bruyne) could not. It is to misunderstand what was the situation

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Already has more medals for Chelsea than Arsenal.

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Fabregas is magic, he is a magic chef, he could've played for arsenal, but he said no fuck that 
He threw a fucking pizza, straight at fergy's face, and when we'll win the league again well sing this song all night

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HAHAHA I mean it was the worst kept secret in football almost but won't stop being funny :lol:. Arsenal finally beaten after Invincible and then Fergie getting caught up in Pizzagate.

As a neutral, let alone a Chelsea fan, you've gotta enjoy that. 

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This lad has been getting away with murder recently with his performances. He's been one of our worst players in the series of poor performances we've had. 
In the team to create & he isn't even doing that. Missed a sitter to boot yesterday but luckily, it didn't matter.
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4 hours ago, MrExcalibur100 said:

This lad has been getting away with murder recently with his performances. He's been one of our worst players in the series of poor performances we've had. 

A lot of guys said that he would be great in that "Pirlo role". Pirlo role or not, most of the times this season he played with 2 physical midfielders alongside him, Kante and Bakayoko. And yes, that didn't work out, we weren't dominant enough in any game besides Atletico.

Been saying that for a long time - he is not good enough for our starting XI; in either formation. His only attribute is one or two brilliant long passes per game. Other than that, he brings almost nothing.

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1 hour ago, LAM09 said:
5 hours ago, MrExcalibur100 said:
This lad has been getting away with murder recently with his performances. He's been one of our worst players in the series of poor performances we've had. 

In the team to create & he isn't even doing that. Missed a sitter to boot yesterday but luckily, it didn't matter.

At this point, it's tiring to even moan about Fabregas' obvious flaws. He'll never be able to improve or change them. What I would say though is that his shooting ability is so annoying. Every time he takes a shot, it's always about technique rather than power or a mixed between both. There have been times when he needed to use the latter to score but instead, chose to use the former and ended up seeing the chance wasted, like the one against Watford. :doh:

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What I dislike about him are his leadership skills or lack of leadership skill to be exact. 

For someone so long in football, experience and being captain at young age at arse, I would expect him to lead the players in difficult games, but he just dissapears in every crucial game. Man lacks that character, otherwise I would forgive him for all the physical atributes, but without physical or character qualities, he is just average in every game apart from a pass or two. 

And when you have DLP like that, obviously you get dominated left and right in midfield. He is the exact opposite of what DLP should realy be. Alonso and Pirlo were example of class DLP. 

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Really need Drinkwater/Kante to get back to fitness and  stabilize our CM. 

This season, Fabregas has started 8/9 PL games, that means he's on pace to start 30 PL games this season alone! (discounting UCL & FA CUP). Compare that to Fabregas starting only 13 games in the PL last season and being subbed on 16 times. It's not Fabregas's fault, but the fact is he just can't continue to start games at this rate. The Drinkwater/Kante/Bakayoko injuries have royally fucked us this season. And the lack of further CM options has forced Conte to continue to play Fabregas in CM. 

I know the Bakayoko-Kante double pivot has been very poor in terms of maintaining possession/general aesthetic play, but together against Leicester/Stoke/City/Spurs they conceded only 1 Open-play goal. 

Advanced data showed, that when Matic-Kante started, CFC last season had extremely low-event matches. (Meaning that the total # of shots taken & saves made, were much less in CFC games compared to others in the league.) But when Fabregas starts in CM, CFC lose so much central control of the match. And the opposition are able to generate more dangerous-central shots. Like just look at the 2 Richarlson misses and Watford's 2nd goal, they completely walked past our CM like Bakayoko-Cesc were non-existent. 

The key to fixing our defensive displays will be the removal of Fabregas from CM, and only starting him in either 3-man midfield or up higher as part of the front 3, which Conte did a lot last season. 

Hopefully Drinkwater/Baka/Kante stay fit for the rest of the season. 

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So now when our midfield is overrun, Fab play poorly. That is not new, we know it for quite a while now. 

I think early in the season,we expecte kante and bakayoko to start most game and fab to come in when we are down because despite his lack of physical attributes he is still by far our best creator.

But kante is injured, bakayoko is still learning, drinkwater is injured, and luis is horrible at midfield, so now.cesc has to play week in week out. 

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14 hours ago, MrExcalibur100 said:

This lad has been getting away with murder recently with his performances. He's been one of our worst players in the series of poor performances we've had. 

Completely agree with you. However as much as we criticize him the fact is we dont have anyone else to cover the CM position (most of us agree last season too that Fab is not a starter in Conte's setup). We let go of Matic/Chalobah, got an injured Drinkwater, didnt add any quality player in the CM position, we dont take risk on any of our youth (this time around we mite not have one as well). 

Our entire hope in CM position was pinned that Kante and Bakayoko would take us through the entire season. That sure came crashing down and we ended up with Fab who is a non starter under Conte's system, so we will get lackluster performances. 

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He's very one-dimensional player these days, but every team needs a "passer" at some point in the season. Not just brute force. 

At least we're not Arsenal where the club lets players run down their contracts. 

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