Chelsea star Cesc Fabregas hopes to face his former club Arsenal on Saturday, having found it difficult to impress new boss Antonio Conte, the Spaniard has reaffirmed his commitment to the Stamford Bridge club. Still yet to start a single game in the Premier League this season, Fabregas doesn’t see his future away from the club. Having been linked with several clubs in the summer, the Blues midfielder have thus far come out to rubbish all speculations.
“I have never though of leaving Chelsea. Madrid? There might have been calls, there might not have, but I am not thinking of leaving – he declared to Cadena COPE – The rumours over whether I am going or offering myself out tire me. Let them come out every [time]… apparently I want to go to 20 different teams.
“I am just one player. I will keep competing here. If I knew I wasn’t good enough to play in this team, I would have moved away but I am very happy here. Not playing hurts but I know I am good enough for this team and I will give everything to play”.
“It is tough being on the bench; I have never spent so much time there,” he said.
“Every time I have entered [the pitch], I have felt really good. That leaves me happy after the games. I hope I can be with the team on Saturday [against Arsenal]. It is a very special game against Arsenal. I spent many years there. It is a special feeling every time I amthere. I don’t know if I’ll play; the manager waits until right before the game.”
Despite having featured so little under Conte, Fabregas says that he enjoys a warm relationship with the former Juventus and Italy head coach.
“I have spoken with Conte; he is a coach who has a very particular playing philosophy – he explained – We like him a lot. He is a brilliant coach and playing ornot does not change that. He is a tough man and tells you things straight. We are very happy with him.”