Conte refuses to guarantee Fabregas Chelsea spot after Leicester double

Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte, has hailed Cesc Fabregas’ contribution, after the midfielder scored twice as they beat Leicester City 4-2 in the EFL Cup on Tuesday night.

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The Spaniard got his brace in extra time, as the Blues fought back from two goals down to win.

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Fabregas is yet to start in the Premier League under Conte, with the Italian preferring Nemanja Matic, N’Golo Kante and Oscar.

Ahead of Chelsea’s trip to Fabregas’ former club, Arsenal, Conte refused to guarantee the 29-year-old a starting role.

He said: “I want to win and my choice is done to win. I don’t care what their name is. For me it’s important when I call someone to play and they show me my choice is not wrong.

“All the players in my squad are a possibility to play against Arsenal. There are three days before the game and they have the opportunity to convince me to put them in.

“I am pleased for Cesc because he played a good game, he showed me great commitment in the training sessions. I am satisfied when I see this behaviour. This is the right way and I want my players to create good competition and, game by game, give me the opportunity to choose the best lineup.”

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