The Blues unbeaten start to the season came to an end at Stamford Bridge, as Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool beat the pensioners 2-1. After the game, questions where raised as to why a game-changer like Cesc Fabregas is consistently being left on the bench.
The 29-year-old midfielder is yet to start for Chelsea under Antonio Conte in the Premier League this season. He has mostly been used as a substitute and it seemed to be fine with the fans as long as the Blues were winning games, but that all changed as they lost to Liverpool at home.
Fabregas came on in the last 10 minutes of the game, and it was enough to convince Blues fans that he deserved a start ahead of the likes of Oscar and Nemanja Matic.
Fabregas shouldn’t be on the bench ffs
— Alli Beardist (@Onflood_) September 17, 2016
— Ade Kush (@OdumesiOdumesii) September 17, 2016
Conte must have learned now that Fabregas needs to play every game and not Matic? Surely?
— ConteTweets (@ConteTweets) September 16, 2016
— Abdul-rafiu Eleyinla (@Hisruphy) September 17, 2016
Fabregas needs to start ahead of Oscar/Matic against Arsenal. We have absolutely no creativity in the middle
— utkarsh ghulati (@utkarshghulati) September 17, 2016
— Stamford The Lion (@StamfordLionCFC) September 16, 2016
Oscar is not as Creative as Fabregas and Until Conte learns that chelsea will keep struggling.
— Ezigbo (@Nkezigbo) September 17, 2016
If game changers like Fabregas sits on the bench for over 80 minutes in a game, what does he want to come and do in 10 minutes?
— O. (@itannaoluwa) September 17, 2016
Conte got it all wrong yesternight.. Fabregas was the answer in the 2nd half.. conte still had to wait till 80s
— Peter CFC (@petercfc57) September 17, 2016
I expected him to send in Fabregas at HT. And then introduce Moses and batshuayi much later.
— Tush AjeKpako (@MrTifey) September 17, 2016
We need Fabregas in team,Our striker gets most of his runs from him,I dont c any others tryna create sumthin,or give Costa sumthin to chase
— Virgill Rondganger (@virgillr) September 17, 2016
Fabregas was class when he came on does things and sees things that The other midfielders can’t see totally controlled the game #CFCvLFC
— Paul Ince (@PaulInce) September 16, 2016
We have to fit Fabregas in this system… HAVE TO.
— Feroze Ali (@feroze17) September 16, 2016
@ilesy_theturk I think he’s got a fair bit to learn conte. We miss fabregas mate matic kante cant pass we go backwards sidewards constantly
— floyd cooper (@floyd2103) September 17, 2016