Cesc Fabregas: I never thought I’d feel like this again at Chelsea FC

Cesc Fabregas opens up about life under Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea FC this season

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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New Chelsea FC boss Maurizio Sarri Photo: The Sport Review

Cesc Fabregas has revealed that he is loving life under new Chelsea FC boss Maurizio Sarri – and admits he wishes the Italian came to Stamford Bridge earlier.

The Italian boss has been getting used to life at Stamford Bridge since his move to the west London club as Antonio Conte’s successor back in July.

Fabregas missed the opening few games of the new season after struggling with a knee injury at the start of the campaign, but he is now working his way back to full fitness and is available for selection once again.

The 31-year-old has made four appearances in all competitions for the Blues so far this season and he will be hoping to feature for Chelsea FC when they travel to Southampton on Sunday afternoon.

And the former Arsenal captain has lifted the lid on how life has started under the new manager at Stamford Bridge.

Speaking in an interview with Sky Sports, Fabregas said: “I wish he came a bit earlier to be honest, it’s a little bit late now in my career. Definitely I’m very happy with him.”

He continued: “Everything goes through me. This is what I like. I feel sensations under Sarri that I never thought I would feel again.

“Touching the ball 100 times, all the play going through me or Jorginho is a very important role for him, I’m learning it, I’m very passionate about it as it’s very interesting.

“The way he sees football is something that maybe in the future if I become a coach I think I’ll do something very similar to what he does.

“It’s what I like and how I see football. I’m learning a lot from here, it’s really interesting how he works and I’m really looking forward to working for a long time with him.”

Fabregas made his second start of the season on Thursday night when he played the full 90 minutes in Chelsea FC’s 1-0 win over Videoton at Stamford Bridge in the Europa League.

However, he is yet to make a single appearance in the Premier League for Sarri’s side since Jorginho’s move to the west London club from Napoli in the summer transfer window.

Chelsea FC head into their clash with the Saints at St Mary’s on Sunday afternoon looking to bounce back to winning ways in the Premier League after they were pegged back and held to a 1-1 draw by Liverpool FC last weekend.

The way he sees football is something that maybe in the future if I become a coach I think I’ll do something very similar to what he does

Cesc Fabregas

After this weekend’s game, the Blues have the small matter of a home clash against Manchester United at Stamford Bridge, after the international break on Saturday 20 October.

The Blues, who have won the Premier League twice in the last four years, are at the very least aiming to break back into the top four this season after having finished fifth and won the FA Cup last term under Conte.

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