Cesc Fabregas used his trip home for the international break to explain his anger and frustration at Chelsea’s season so far. He didn’t pull any punches when telling the Spanish newspaper that ‘the season is ******’.
Having lost seven of their opening twelve games, the defending Premier League champions found themselves just three points clear of the relegation places heading in to the international break. 28 year old Fabregas, who signed for Chelsea in June 2014, knows things aren’t going well for the Blues but can’t understand what’s gone wrong. He said, “The results aren’t doing our performances justice. We’re playing better but aren’t having any luck. When things are going your way, you flick the ball with your heel and it flies into the top corner, whereas now every piledriver is going off target. Either way, we need to get back to winning ways sooner rather than later”.
Fabregas was an integral part of Chelsea’s title winning team last season, with the former Arsenal man earning huge plaudits for his style of play and for what he brought to the side. Yet he was publicly criticised by Jose Mourinho earlier this season, with the self-proclaimed ‘Special One’ saying, “I’m not happy with Ivanovic’s form, Cahill’s, John’s, Azpi’s, Fabregas’, Matic’s, Eden’s”.
The barbs from his manager stung the former Barcelona midfielder, though two weeks ago he was forced to deny media allegations that he was the organiser of a dressing room revolt against Mourinho. At the time he said he was ‘extremely happy at Chelsea’ and that his relationship with the manager was ‘excellent’.
They were sentiments that Fabregas confirmed in his interview with Marca, saying, “Things with Mou are good. Obviously when you’re not winning things always get said, whereas when you’re winning everything’s rosy. But all of us – the players, fans and the coach – have to pull together and hang tough. We’re the only ones who can turn things round. Nobody is going to give us a helping hand. We’re still in a position to challenge the big boys in the Champions League, but in the Premier League we need to get our act together right away”.
Chelsea have a chance to ‘get their act together’ on Saturday when they welcome Norwich City to Stamford Bridge in the Premier League. A home win will help to ease the pressure on Jose Mourinho and his players. Lose, though, and things will only go from bad to worse for Fabregas and his team mates.