Jamie Carragher: This is why Cesc Fabregas should stay at Chelsea

The Liverpool legend believes Cesc Fabregas will have a big role to play in Chelsea's season next year

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher Photo: Screen grab

Jamie Carragher insists Cesc Fabregas will have an even bigger role to play at Chelsea next season.

The Spain international has struggled to tie down a regular starting spot under new Blues manager Antonio Conte in the 2016-17 campaign.

Fabregas was initially limited to a couple of minutes from the bench but the midfielder has gradually become an important squad member.

The former Arsenal captain has even managed to get into Conte’s starting XI on a regular basis as their title challenge reached its climax.

Fabregas was named the man of the match on Monday night after the 30-year-old made two assists in a 3-0 win against Middlesbrough at Stamford Bridge.

The ex-Barcelona playmaker has still managed to score four goals and make 10 assists in the 2016-17 season despite a lack of game time.

Speaking to Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football about Fabregas’ future at the Premier League leaders, Liverpool legend Carragher said:

“I think he could have a big role to play next season. He could have a bigger role next season.

“There’s no way Kante and Matic can play every game. There could be injuries.”

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Fabregas moved to Chelsea in a £27m deal from Barcelona in 2014.

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