Photo: Cesc Fabregas sends message to former Chelsea star

Cesc Fabregas had a special message for Michael Ballack on Tuesday afternoon

Cesc Fabregas has taken to social media to welcome Michael Ballack to Instagram.

The Chelsea midfielder has remained with his club team-mates at Cobham during the international break after being overlooked for inclusion in the Spain squad for their World Cup qualifiers against Italy and Albania.

Fabregas came up against Ballack while playing for Spain in the past and the 29-year-old midfielder was quick to welcome the former Germany international to the social network.

The former Arsenal captain shared the photo above on his personal Instagram account on Tuesday afternoon and wrote: “We had some great battles in the past. Welcome to Instagram @michaelballackofficial 👍🏻⚽️”

Fabregas will be hoping to feature from the start for Chelsea when the Blues host Leicester City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday lunchtime.

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Antonio Conte’s men are currently in seventh place in the Premier League table and five points behind leaders Manchester City after seven games of the new season under the Italian coach.

Chelsea finished 10th and without a trophy last season in a campaign to forget.

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