Fabregas: I had no confidence

Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas admits his side's slow start to the 2015/16 Premier League season was one of the toughest times in his football career.

The Blues endured a disastrous start to their title defence, which left them just 10 points above the relegation zone after losing nine games before the Christmas break under manager Jose Mourinho.

"One time after a game, after Bournemouth, I was in bed and I spoke to my wife," Fabregas told Goal.

"I forgot how to play football, I have the ball and I don't know what to do with it. It was hard, those two or three months from November, when I had no confidence."

The Spain international has since regained his form under interim boss Guus Hiddink, and he's confident the team has turned the corner.

"Everything has changed in the last few months, I'm playing very well," the 28-year-old said.

"Most importantly, it isn't how you get [knocked] down, it's how you get back up. I can be better now."