Gary Neville reflects on ‘interesting’ Chelsea comment from Cesc Fabregas

The former Man United defender disagrees with Chelsea's Cesc Fabregas' view that the Spaniard isn't an Antonio Conte player

Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas Photo: Cesc Fabregas/Instagram

Gary Neville questioned Cesc Fabregas’ opinion that the Chelsea midfielder isn’t a player that suits Antonio Conte’s system.

The Spain international struggled to secure a regular starting spot under Conte in the opening half of the 2016-17 season following the Italian’s appointment last term.

Fabregas, though, has battled his way into first-team contention this term thanks to his excellent cameo performances from the bench.

The Chelsea playmaker has been more of a regular fixture in Conte’s starting XI in recent months as he uses his experience to get the west London side over the line in the title race.

Fabregas was named man of the match on Monday night after the Chelsea midfielder made two assists in a 3-0 win against Middlesbrough at Stamford Bridge.

The Chelsea midfielder spoke to Sky Sports about his future under Conte after Monday night’s win, admitting that he doesn’t consider himself to be a Conte-type player.

Neville, though, disagreed with the former Arsenal captain and the Manchester United offered some reasons why Fabregas is a player of value to his Italian manager.

“The interesting thing was when he said he isn’t a Conte type player. When you think of the Italian teams with Pirlo and De Rossi,” Neville told Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football.

“They’re fantastic players of the ball. He is. Conte has had players of his type previously.”

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