Cesc Fabregas makes honest Chelsea admission under Antonio Conte

Cesc Fabregas admits his lack of playing time at Chelsea this season is getting him down but is determined to feature more regularly

Cesc Fabregas has admitted that his lack of playing time at Chelsea this season has made him “sad”.

The Spanish midfielder has struggled to hold down a regular spot in the Blues’ first team this term following Chelsea’s signing of N’Golo Kante from Leicester in the summer transfer window.

Fabregas came off the bench to provide the cross which led to Gary Cahill’s goal in Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Hull City at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon.

The 29-year-old midfielder has been limited to just five Premier League starts this season under new boss Antonio Conte.

However, the former Arsenal captain has stressed his desire to keep working hard to prove himself worthy of a starting spot to Conte in the coming weeks and months.

Speaking to Chelsea’s website after Sunday’s game, Fabregas said: “I play football to win and enjoy.

“When I don’t play I’m sad and I don’t enjoy it but I’m happy the team is doing well.

“Football is my life, it’s everything to me. Every time I’m on the pitch I try to do my best. In this game it went well again so I just need to keep going and show the manager I deserve to play.”

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Fabregas could feature against his former club when Arsenal travel to Stamford Bridge in the Premier League on 4 February.

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