Published: Tue, December 05, 2017
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Cesc Fabregas on his Chelsea future: "Let's see what happens"

Cesc Fabregas on his Chelsea future:

At the same stage of last season, Fabregas had started just four games in all competitions for Chelsea and was facing questions over whether his time was up. "We won well at home to Roma [2-0] and winning such games is always very important".

Onto the midfield, Danny Drinkwater could make way for Tiemoue Bakayoko, who is likely to partner compatriot N'Golo Kante and Cesc Fabregas in a three-man midfield, which has brought success for Chelsea of late.

"I am happy, but you know very well that there is a team in this league that is doing extraordinary things and it's Manchester City", said Conte. 'Maybe anxious is not the right word but you can imagine, I wasn't playing and not really part of his initial plans.

"You can just give up and accept you are not going to be part of the team or the club in the future".

"He trusts me. He knows exactly what I can give to the team". I know it was hard times for him and for Chelsea.

"I'm where I want to be".

Fabregas revealed he had to Conte's "method" and "philosophy" in training and be fitter, work harder and adapt defensively to a new role.

"Physically... I wouldn't say better than ever, but in the last few years I feel the fitness". Now everybody's happy. We want to see him play and happy again. "That's all down to belief, trust and hard work".

Cesc Fabregas has been loving life under Antonio Conte this season after firmly cementing his place in the starting line-up.

Cesc Fabregas may not have played much last season, but he still made his mark for Chelsea.

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Last season, the Spain worldwide was reduced to playing the role of impact-sub after falling behind N'Golo Kante and Nemanja Matic in the midfield pecking order.

Fabregas, who was a member of the Arsenal side that lost to Barcelona in the 2006 Champions League final, will be 32 when his present contract is up in 2019 and Chelsea policy is to only offer one year contracts to players aged 30 and over.

"I am only 30". "What is 30? Nothing". I hope that tomorrow we can play as we've been planning to during the build-up.

The 26-year-old suffered a hamstring injury against Crystal Palace in October and spent more than a month on the sidelines.

'I have a year left, but let's see what happen.

"I'm where I want to be".

"Eden enjoys playing our type of football", said Conte. Right now I don't think it's the right time. (It's time) to focus on Chelsea, to feel good and deliver points and trophies for the club.

Conte agreed with his midfielder's assessment.

That however, no longer seems to be the case, with the 30 year-old clawing his way back into the Italian manager's first team plans.

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