Leading Chelsea into Stamford Bridge with the armband, Cesc Fabregas played the last match in the Blues before leaving for Monaco in France during the January 2019 winter transfer.
There was no place under the new coach Maurizio Sarri, but Chelsea was still grateful and prepared for the Spanish midfielder a nice and warm farewell, only regrettable when it soon became incomplete. only after half an hour of playing.
Fabregas missed the chance to clear the deadlock against first-rate Nottingham Forest with a missed penalty. It was a shot that was dominated by emotion rather than rational, when former Arsenal and Barcelona star hesitantly slowed down on the finish line, then was caught by goalkeeper Luke Steele and guessed in the right direction. clearance.
Fabregas was substituted when the Chelsea vs Nottingham Forest match left five minutes, in enthusiastic applause echoing across four Stamford Bridge stands. If anyone had a slight skepticism about the future that had been decided by the 32-year-old midfielder, his hesitant footsteps again set a clear and harsh answer.
This time it was no longer a blame, but no one was to blame, with tears of tears and goodbyes to Alvaro Morata, Eden Hazard and David Luiz. They will still meet again when the game is over, in the locker room afterwards, even naked bathing together, but this is football, its correctness.
If this is the last time the world has witnessed Fabregas playing in an English league, he must have left a foggy country a truly remarkable achievement. Only Ryan Giggs (162) surpassed Fabregas (111) in the ability to create, although the Spanish midfielder was only 31 years old and had experienced an extra three and a half years in Barcelona.
Of these, Fabregas contributed 18 assists in the opening season of Chelsea, nearly hitting Thierry Henry’s record (former Arsenal team-mate – new teacher in Monaco!) And helping the team crowned the 2014 Premier League champion. Two years later, 12 assists of former Arsenal and Barcelona star continue to help the Blues proclaim, despite the fact that the stadium has not been half the time of the season.
However, it is also the persistent issue of Fabregas throughout the past 18 months. Chelsea’s championship under Antonio Conte did not carry much of his mark, but then the West London team collapsed quickly in the next season when he reached the best condition and was regularly trusted.
The same situation took place in the first leg of the season 2015/16, when Fabregas appeared stable in the starting lineup and then sank with Chelsea in a horrific catastrophic crisis. Jose Mourinho was sacked and immediately left, while the Spanish midfielder with a depressed performance was suspected as a “black power” to lead the anti-team at Stamford Bridge.