Frank Lampard sends clear message to Chelsea fans about Cesc Fabregas
Frank Lampard explains why Cesc Fabregas is hitting top form for Chelsea this season alongside N'Golo Kante
Frank Lampard believes that Cesc Fabregas is thriving in a midfield role for Chelsea alongside N’Golo Kante.
The Spanish midfielder has been in fine form for the west London side this season and continued his strong displays during the 4-0 win over Qarabag in midweek as he scored a penalty in the second half.
The 30-year-old has been deployed alongside Kante for most of the campaign, allowing Fabregas to push forward and focus more on his attacking duties.
And former Chelsea midfielder Lampard believes that Kante is allowing Fabregas to hit top form for the west London side this season.
Speaking to BT Sport, Lampard said: “We all know that for Cesc Fabregas to control the game, he needs to be on the ball, because he’s got a pass that not everybody sees.
“With N’Golo Kante it takes away that bit of defensive responsibility and allows him just to worry more about getting on the ball.
“And then he makes Chelsea tick from midfield.”
Fabregas will be expecting to feature for Chelsea when the Blues return to Premier League action on Saturday with a crunch clash against Liverpool at Anfield.
The Blues head into the game in third place in the Premier League table and nine points behind leaders Manchester City after 12 games of the new campaign.
The west London side, who won the Premier League title under Antonio Conte last season, have now qualified for the last 16 of Europe’s elite club competition with a game to spare following their 4-0 victory in Baku on Wednesday night.