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Conte Reveals Why Fabregas Isn't First Choice At Chelsea

Italian manager Antonio Conte has revealed why former FC Barcelona star Cesc Fabregas is not a regular in Chelsea's starting line-up.

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The Spanish midfielder has only managed 26 minutes of Premier League football under the new Blues boss so far, having fallen behind Nemanja Matic, Oscar and N'Golo Kante in the central midfield pecking order at the club.

The former Juventus tactician has now explained why Fabregas is not in his starting XI, and insisted the player still has a future at the club.

"Cesc is in my plans and in Chelsea's plans," Conte said, as quoted by the Daily Star.

"In my opinion, he's improving a lot on many aspects, above all the defensive situations.

"If he continues in this way, it'll be very difficult for me to choose my midfield. But I want this from a player, putting many doubts in my mind over choosing someone else.

"I'm very clear with my players: when a player deserves to play, I put him in the team."

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Chelsea host Liverpool at Stamford Bridge in Premier League action on Friday night, and a win for the Blues will see them top the table for a few hours.

Do you think Fabregas should stick around at Chelsea, or should he start looking for another club? Have your say in the comments section below. 

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