Speaking before Stoke City clash Antonio Conte stressed again the importance of a player and a professional like Cesc Fabregas, who is becoming a key-part of this Chelsea success:
“Cesc is showing he has a great impact for us. I hope to finish the season in the right way and to try to win [trophies],” the Italian manager said to the press.
“But for sure Cesc has shown himself to be a great professional but, above all, a great player.
“I’m very pleased to see that in him, his commitment and work-rate. This season he faced a new situation.
The Chelsea boss continued:
“In the past, Cesc has always played every single game. It’s not easy to change.
“But, for sure, Cesc showed me that he is not only a great player but a great person.
“I think, this season, he has improved a lot in all aspects and, for me, he is a really, really important player.”
With Eden Hazard’s absence against the Potters, it’s likely for Fabregas to start again this afternoon.