- Cesc Fabregas backs himself to win over Maurizio Sarri.
- Fabregas is hoping to play further forward under Sarri.
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Cesc Fabregas has revealed his hope that Maurizio Sarri will field him further forward, rather than at the base of the midfield.
Fabregas has only started this season in the absence of Jorginho. Sarri appears to see the Spaniard has the perfect deputy for the Italian mastermind, but no more.
Cesc has played multiple roles throughout his career, with his most successful spells coming while he was in an advanced role, linking the midfield with the attack.
Sarri does not appear to see Fabregas as suitable for this kind of role in his system, which is a frustration to the player, as he himself has revealed.
Fabregas appears encouraged by the manner in which he won over Antonio Conte, and is hoping to do the same to Sarri, thus making him field him in a more familiar role.
He’s quoted by the Metro saying:
“I didn’t play in the league for the first three or four months under Antonio Conte until a game against Manchester City, which changed my way in Antonio’s head. After that I played in every game.”
“The only thing I have to try to change in this manager’s way is that he only sees me as a player in front of the defence. I think in his mind I can only play there, but I have been playing further forward all my life.”
What do we think, Blues? Is Fabregas still able to play further forward? Or is he too undynamic in his elder years?