Cesc Fabregas: Who is to blame for Chelsea’s poor season

Cesc Fabregas says the Chelsea squad aren't performing to the level of highly-paid Premier League footballers

Cesc Fabregas says the Chelsea players are to blame for the defending champions’s poor start to the Premier League season.

The Blues slumped to their ninth defeat in 16 Premier League games at King Power Stadium on Monday night after a 2-1 defeat by surprise leaders Leicester City.

Fabregas has dropped to the bench for their last two Premier League games against Bournemouth and Leicester after the Spain international’s below-par start to the season.

However, the 28-year-old midfielder, who moved to Stamford Bridge from Barcelona in a £27m deal in 2014, says a number of Chelsea players aren’t justifying their huge wages after a staggeringly poor opening 16 Premier League games.

“We will all have to take responsibility. If you are a big player and paid like a big player, you must play like a big player and behave like a big player,” Fabregas is quoted as saying by Sky Sports.

“I am not saying you can’t have a bad season and bad games. We all have big players and small players, but the attitude must be spot on. We must always be at the top of our games, even when it’s not and not the behaviour that we are seeing right now from every Chelsea player.”

Chelsea have made their worst start to a Premier League season in 37 years.
Fabregas has failed to score in 14 top-flight games for the defending champions so far this season.

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The World Cup winner netted three times and made 17 assists in the Premier League last term.

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