Cesc Fabregas sends message to Chelsea FC supporters about 50th goal
The Chelsea FC star reflects on his 50th goal in his Premier League career
Cesc Fabregas has spoken of his delight to hit the 50-goal mark in the Premier League despite the Chelsea FC star spending most of his career as a deep-lying midfielder.
The Spain international netted Chelsea FC’s winner in a 1-0 victory over Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium last weekend to keep their slim top four hopes alive.
Fabregas has won two Premier League titles and the League Cup in the past four seasons following his £27m move to Chelsea FC from La Liga giants FC Barcelona.
The 31-year-old has scored 21 goals in 180 games in all competitions for the west London side during his spell at Stamford Bridge.
Fabregas started his Premier League career with Arsenal where he eventually took over the captain’s armband from Thierry Henry at The Emirates.
The Spanish midfielder netted 57 times in 303 appearances in seven seasons at the north London outfit.
Speaking to Chelsea FC’s website about his 50th Premier League goal, Fabregas said:
“I’ve been playing the majority of my career in the Premier League as a deep-lying midfielder or in a double pivot.
“There were maybe four years at Arsenal when I played as a number 10 and I had the freedom to go forward a lot, but since I joined Chelsea I’ve basically been playing deep.
“My first four years at Arsenal were playing in a double pivot as well so I’m happy with this mark, but looking back I should probably have scored many more goals because I had many chances but didn’t take them.
“This is a big achievement for me because it’s my job and also out of 12 seasons I’ve played in the Premier League maybe eight of them have been playing deep, closer to the defence than the strikers, so for me to be the second-highest assist-maker in Premier League history is a fantastic achievement.”
Chelsea FC signed Everton midfielder Ross Barkley, AS Roma defender Emerson Palmieri and Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud in the January transfer window.
The Blues haven’t won the Champions League since 2012.
The west London side lost 4-1 to FC Barcelona over two legs in the Champions League round of 16.