Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has opened up on his disappointment of not playing in the Champions League next season. It will be the ‘first time in years’ he won’t compete in the competition.
The Spanish international hopes that the arrival of new manager Antonio Conte will change their fate next season and that they can improve on a poor year and challenge for the Premier League title.
Although, Fabregas believes that not playing playing in Europe could benefit the London club and give them full concentration on the domestic campaign.
“It is a disappointing season.
“It will be the first time in years I won’t play Champions League. We must come back stronger. I hope that we can compete for the title in England next year. In Antonio Conte there will be a new manager. He has proven that he can work successfully, especially at Juventus he had a strong time.”
Fabregas went on to add how delighted he is for Leicester and what they have achieved this season is great for football as a whole. He insists that Chelsea do need to improve though because other teams around them will be looking to challenge for silverware.
“I really hope that Leicester will win the Premier League because it’s a miracle. It’s fantastic that a success story like Leicester’s is still possible in football with hard work. We will see if it’s only brief.
“We want to attack [next season]. Liverpool can achieve something with [Jurgen] Klopp, and Manchester City will get a strong manager in Pep Guardiola.”