The midfielder is yet to feature in the Premier League this season
Cesc Fabregas joined Chelsea from Barcelona on a five-year contract for a fee in the region of €33 million in 2014. He has been their mainstay in the midfield over the past past four seasons at the club.
The Spain International was pivotal in both the club’s Premier League victory in 2014-2015 season and 2016-2017 season. His vision and passing ranges were one of the important factors upon which the Premier League giants game play was based on.
But the 31 year old struggled for form last season. Despite managing an impressive 46 appearances for the club in all competitions, he was not a regular starter under former manager Antonio Conte.
Former Arsenal star is yet to feature in any of the Premier League fixtures so far this season under new manager Maurizio Sarri after aggravating a knee injury in the Community Shield defeat to Manchester City.
The Spaniard is close to returning to full fitness but faces a fight to get back into the side, with N’Golo Kante, Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic providing fierce competition in midfield.
Fabregas has admitted that his injury problems have made the start of the season a nightmare for him and has been frustrated for not being able to play.
“It has been frustrating and a little bit of a nightmare to be honest,” he said as quoted by Daily Star.
“Now I am seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.
“It seems likes it’s nearly gone.”
The midfielder added: “We have a new coach with new tactics, new philosophy, new everything to be honest.
“It’s always interesting and exciting to see what is going to happen.
“We have been winning, which is important but we need to be more consistent.
“It’s not easy – it takes time. I think the coach is happy.
“I believe a lot in this team.
“My type of football has always been to have the ball, to play with the ball, create chances.
“I have a forward mentality, I always look forward and have movement with and without the ball.”