Antonio Conte has stated that Cesc Fabregas is still a Chelsea player and that he is counting on him this season.
Indeed there have been plenty of rumors ever since the match against West Ham United where Fabregas was an unused substitute. Some people believe that the Spanish playmaker does not form part of Antonio Conte’s plans this season and that he would be offloaded before the end of the transfer window.
However, the Italian manager has made it clear that Cesc Fabregas is an important player for Chelsea and that he will be using the player in the future games. He said that he does not have any problems with the player and that he is pleased with his behavior on and off the pitch. He said that Fabregas is a professional and also a valuable member of the team.
He said that as a member of a team such as Chelsea, Cesc Fabregas should know that he will not be able to participate in every match and that he should be prepared to spend some games on the bench. He said that this applies to all players and it is important that you keep the right attitude and keep your motivation during this period.
Antonio Conte stated that Chelsea is a big club, and that want to have the best players on the pitch. Unfortunately only 11 players can play on the pitch at a single time, and it will happen that some players will be on the bench. This does not mean that you will remain on the bench for the whole season. It is important for a player like Fabregas to adopt the right attitude and keep working hard in training.
Conte said that he would give Fabregas his chance sooner rather than later.