Posts Tagged: Fabregas


28
Mar 17

JUVENTUS, LIKELY IVANOVIC’S NEXT DESINATION

Serbia international right back, Branislav Ivanovic might be heading to Juventus with his contract expiring by May.


The 32-year-old has been relegated to the bench following an abysmal run of form plus the emergence of Victor Moses on the right wing-back in the three-man defence at Chelsea.

Ivanovic has thus become a potential transfer target for Juve due to injuries to Dani Alves and Leonardo Bonnuci. Alves suffered a fractured tibia in the defeat to Genoa while Chelsea target, Bonucci has been ruled-out with a hamstring injury – leaving the Old Ladies short at the back. This has prompted Juve to look at relatively cheap targets to cover for the injured pair, with Ivanovic’s name understood to be high on their list.

But it is understood that Chelsea boss, Antonio Conte will be reluctant to let Ivanovic go without first signing a replacement, as the Serb still provides valuable cover at right-back and centre. Conte has 20-year-old Ola Aina in his squad and Cesar Azpilicueta on the right side of the back-line, but, with Chelsea fighting for the Premier League title, the coach will want to be sure of signing at least one new defender before allowing Ivanovic to leave. Continue reading →


11
Jan 17

KANTE UNDERRATED AT CHELSEA?

N’Golo Kante has been central in the Chelsea setup this term.


The diminutive French midfielder’s stats suggest that he is the reason for Leicester City’s Premier League swoop last season and the man behind Chelsea’s possible title win this campaign.

Kante played more games than the rest of the players whilst with the Foxes last season, only behind goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, captain Wes Morgan and Marc Albrighton. He missed just one game last season for Leicester – their 2-2 draw against West Brom in March.

The player’s capabilities, hardwork and the improved confidence married the change in formation at Stamford Bridge to give birth to a dramatic turnaround for Chelsea. The Blues sit atop the league with a six-point margin. Defending champions Leicester place four points above the relegation zone without the powerless defensive machine. Continue reading →


15
Nov 16

FABREGAS TO REMAIN AT CHELSEA UNTIL SEASON END

Cesc Fabregas is set to remain at Stamford Bridge until the end of the season despite the lack of playtime, according to reports.


The former Arsenal and Barcelona playmaker has two years left on his current deal but is not in a hurry to leave the club.

Recent revelations place the player as one of the highest earning football stars at Chelsea FC. He reportedly earns £220,000 in weekly wages plus image rights, based on a report by The Times. The report say this was one of the reasons the club is open to trading him during the January transfer window, particularly as he remains frozen out from the manager’s plans.

The revelation is quite stunning as it means he earns more than Eden Hazard, Diego Costa, and other top stars that playing actively. The former Gunner has started just one game this season under Conte – the poor performance the team put up against Arsenal, losing 3-0. With the stability in the team, it is very unlikely that Fabregas’ fate would change anytime soon. Since the switch to the 3-4-3 formation, Chelsea have enjoyed a four-game winning run. Continue reading →


23
Sep 16

Conte impressed by Fabregas

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has stated that he is impressed by Cesc Fabregas.


He said that the player had displayed the right attitude by choosing to fight for his place when he has been left on the bench. The manager stated that this is the best mentality a player can have and has praised Cesc Fabregas for demonstrating such an attitude.

Conte stated that he really appreciates the attitude shown by Cesc Fabregas. He said that the player is working hard in training to show the coach that he deserves to be playing, and that is really interesting. The coach stated that this is what he wants to see in players. He wants his players to show him desire and determination on the training ground. He said that he is not interested in having big names on the field but rather in having players that are interested in playing for the team.

Antonio Conte said that as a manager he wants to see commitment from his players, and this is what he is seeing in Cesc Fabregas. He stated that for a club to be successful, it is important that players place the team first and not themselves. He said that Fabregas has understood this aspect of football and is really motivated to improve himself. Continue reading →


22
Jul 16

Vicente Del Bosque is offended to hear the media stories he calls misleading

Vicente Del Bosque is offended to hear the media stories he calls misleading. But, he must ask himself who is giving the media the content to report what they are reporting?

If a certain player is not playing and he comes and says ‘I wouldn’t have wanted this visit only for the sake of it’, is it selfless or is it a showing of how united the side is?

If the skipper of the side who normally is a fine penalty taker pushes on himself to take another one and fails and then, a veteran player passes the statement that he was willing for the shot too and it’s only for his colleague’s insistence that he left it to him, is it again a showing of the unity?

Team spirit is not limited to just being on the pitch together. It also means shielding one another and finding joy in the glorifying moments of the others.

What if you are not playing? The others are playing with the same goal which you would have played with and that is to win for Spain.  What if you were asked by your skipper to leave it to him to deal with a penalty and it remained unconverted? It could have been the case with you too. Continue reading →


20
May 16

Cesc Fabregas Helps Chelsea Win Against Bournemouth

Cesc Fabregas has been instrumental in helping Chelsea with their win against Bournemouth.


Indeed, the opponent team was condemned in a great way by Chelsea in the Premier League match that had been hosted by the losing side. Cesc Fabregas helped Willian of Chelsea score a goal, the third one for his side which definitely helped them win well over their opponents at the Vitality stadium.

Cesc is said to have conjured up most of the goals that Chelsea delivered. His performance and strategies were instrumental in helping Chelsea to score 4-1. It also helped to mask the weaknesses that the team had on the defense side. Bournemouth was defeated well as a result. He designed through balls that were inch perfect. He designed the strikes for Willian and Pedro which helped them to perform on the field. He delivered a flick into a corner which allowed Eden Hazard to drill it home from a distance of 20 yards. He also let out another flick, which allowed Nemanja Matic to square it into the box. He was able to tap in a goal as a result, the second one which cemented the victory for the team. Continue reading →


4
May 16

CESC FABREGAS: LEICESTER CITY ALL THE WAY

Former Arsenal Skipper, Cesc Fabregas praised the English premier League side for their astonishing and consistent efforts this season. The Spaniard even ahead to choose four of Leicester players in his Premier League team of the season on Monday Night Football, where he was special guest.

Even as The Toffees demolished stoke city by four goals to nothing to move just five points clear of The Foxes with four games remaining, the current Chelsea playmaker picked Robert Huth, Riyad Mahrez, N’Golo Kante and Jamie Vardy in his list of players’ of the year.


Aside the four Leicester stars, there were three Spurs players in the list. They include current highest goal scorer in the league, Harry Kane, Spurs sensation this season, Dele Alli, Toby Alderweireld, and as well as David de Gea. The midfieder also mentioned Hector Bellerin, Ryan Bertrand and Dimitri Payet as valuable additions.

The six-man shortlist for the PFA Players’ Player of the Year released also include the Leicester City stars from Jamie Vardy, to Kante and talented Algerian, Riyad Mahrez. Aside The Foxes players, others on the PFA shortlist are West Ham’s Payet, Tottenham striker Kane and Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil for the 43rd PFA Awards to be held in London on Sunday.

When asked who he felt was Chelsea’s player of the year, the Ex-Gunner mentioned Willian. He said the Brazilian had been most consistent of the lot this season.

On how Chelsea started the rather disappointing season, especially since they were the current champions, Fabregas said the former Coach, Jose Mourinho, failed at Stamford Bridge because he put “too much trust” in the current crop of players. Continue reading →


15
Nov 15

The goal-keeping situation in Stoke City is getting intense

The departure of AsmirBegovic from Stoke City over to Chelsea, this originated speculation about the 22 year old goal-keeper and that he would turn into the next main shot-stopper for Mark Hughes at the Britannia Stadium.

Now that AsmirBegovic is gone completed his exit from Stoke City, the goal-keeping competition in the Premier League seems like it’s going to be fought between Jack Butland and the newest arrival Shay Given who was signed on July of the ongoing year. When this transfer was done, it was originally believed that Shay Given was going to serve as a back-up option.

Snatching that first spot in between the sticks will not be as easy as Shay Given said that he will give it everything he has to compete for a regular spot. Even though Shay Given Is 39 years old he still wants to continue playing consistently.

The 39 year old shot-stopper, Shay Given said: “I will try to help him but I want to play as well.The competition will be healthy for Jack, for me, as well as JakobHaugaard and that’s healthy. You need competition in every position. Squads have changed now from having two to three keepers, sometimes four decent keepers at the clubs.

Shay Given wants to bring competition to the goal-keeping position at the Britannia Stadium. The next season of the Premier League kicks off on August 8 and the Irish shot-stopper is eager for this next season to kick-off as the veteran player finally gets the chance to play in the top tier English league after playing in the Championship League during his last campaign with his previous club in Middlesbrough. Continue reading →