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Fabregas still has a role to play for Chelsea, former Blues star tells talkSPORT

Fabregas still has a role to play for Chelsea, former Blues star tells talkSPORT

first_imgCesc Fabregas can still be a key man for Chelsea this season, according to Frank Sinclair.Fabregas was left on the bench for new manager Antonio Conte’s first Premier League match in charge of the Blues, against West Ham, on Monday night.The omission has fuelled speculation the former Arsenal captain could be on his way out of Stamford Bridge.But Sinclair believes the 29-year-old still has plenty to offer the club and expects him to be an integral part of Conte’s squad.The ex-Chelsea defender, who made 218 appearances in his eight-year spell at the club, told talkSPORT: “He didn’t play yesterday but it doesn’t mean he doesn’t have a future at the club.“There will be certain games you will need his quality and Chelsea certainly have the strength in depth to make changes in the team.”Chelsea began the Conte era with a 2-1 victory over the Hammers, thanks to a late strike from Diego Costa.And, after the disappointment of last season’s tenth-placed finish, Sinclair believes the Blues are well set to challenge for the title again.“You’d say that the battle is going to be between the two Manchester clubs, Liverpool and Chelsea,” he said,“There is a lot of teams that will fancy themselves this season after what Leicester did last season.“But If Chelsea can reproduce the former of a couple of seasons ago when they were champions then they will certainly be up there.”last_img read more