Glenn Hoddle: What I really like about Chelsea star Cesc Fabregas

Glenn Hoddle explains why he is such a big fan of Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas

cesc fabregas
Cesc Fabregas in Chelsea training Photo: Cesc Fabregas / Instagram

Glenn Hoddle has heaped praise on Cesc Fabregas for the quality he brings to the Chelsea team.

It has been a frustrating campaign for the Spaniard in Antonio Conte’s first season in charge at Stamford Bridge, with the 30-year-old finding his playing time to be limited under the new manager.

Indeed, Fabregas only started 13 of Chelsea’s 38 Premier League games this season despite performing well whenever called upon by Conte.

The midfielder has been a strong performer for Chelsea from the bench this season and was again called into action in the second half of the Blues’ FA Cup final defeat by Arsenal at Wembley on Saturday.

And former Tottenham manager Hoddle has explained why he is such a big fan of the ex-Arsenal captain.

Speaking to BT Sport on Saturday, Hoddle said: “The great thing about Fabregas is that when you’re winning a game he’ll keep the ball for you when he comes on.

“And when you’re losing a game, he’s got that magical pass who can open them up.”

Chelsea missed out on the chance to win the double this season as they ended up losing to their London rivals at Wembley following goals from Alexis Sanchez and Aaron Ramsey.

MORE: Latest Chelsea news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip

Gossip
Frenkie De Jong
Fabrizio Romano provides update on Chelsea FC link to Frenkie De Jong
Gossip
Sky Sports News reporter Dharmesh Sheth
Sky Sports reporter delivers update on Chelsea FC search for next signing
Alisson vs Ederson
Alisson vs Ederson Stats – What Do The Numbers Say?
Gossip
Erik ten Hag
Fabrizio Romano: 'Matter of time' until Erik ten Hag is unveiled as new Man United boss
Who does Martin Tyler support?
Which Football Team Does Commentator Martin Tyler Support?
Gossip
Frenkie De Jong
Fabrizio Romano provides update on Chelsea FC link to Frenkie De Jong
Gossip
Sky Sports News reporter Dharmesh Sheth
Sky Sports reporter delivers update on Chelsea FC search for next signing
Alisson vs Ederson
Alisson vs Ederson Stats – What Do The Numbers Say?
Gossip
Erik ten Hag
Fabrizio Romano: 'Matter of time' until Erik ten Hag is unveiled as new Man United boss
Who does Martin Tyler support?
Which Football Team Does Commentator Martin Tyler Support?
Slideshow
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature