Chelsea midfielder and our former skipper Cesc Fabregas has once again spoken about the affection he still has towards the club as we prepare to face him once again in the Community Shield, The Evening Standard reports.
Fabregas was instrumental in Chelsea’s title-winning campaign last season and came close to beating Thierry Henry‘s assist record which has stood for a decade.
The 28-year-old’s relationship with us has completely broken down considering that he now plays for a London rival and, even worse, a side managed by Jose Mourinho.
For the Spaniard however, his feeling towards us will never change.
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“The love I have for that club will never change whatever happens,” Fabregas was quoted as saying in the publication.
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“I have great memories, love and respect for the club. You will never hear anything bad from me about them.”
Fabregas can have nothing but good words to say about our club due to the crucial role we played in his career. Coming as a talented 15-year-old, Arsene Wenger promoted him to the first team at 16.
In the 2004/05 season he was starting on a regular basis next to Patrick Vieira, and when the boss sold our influential skipper and Fabregas was given the role to become his heir apparent, his career blossomed.
On Sunday the two clubs will be highly competitive though, and despite the many personal relationships that exist between Fabregas and a large number of our squad, we really need to beat them.