Cesc Fabregas ended his five year long successful stay with Chelsea in January 2019, after he left the blues for Ligue 1 side Monaco. The Spaniard has now revealed that he had no option but to leave Stamford Bridge, as new manager Maurizio Sarri had no place for him in the starting eleven.
In 2014, Chelsea shocked the football world when they announced the signing of Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona. The Spaniard had previously been on the books of Blues’ rivals Arsenal before moving to Spain and was even linked with a move back to the Emirates.
Nevertheless, the Stamford Bridge outfit leapfrogged Fabregas’s old club to bring him to the club, where he won two Premier League titles in four and a half years.
Fabregas finally left Chelsea in January 2019, six months before contract expiry, to sign for Monaco. The Spaniard has now blamed head coach Maurizio Sarri for the same, accusing him of preferring Jorginho over himself:
“I was at Chelsea and I could have renewed my contract to stay there. A new coach came and he came with a player [Jorginho] that, for him, was like his son.
“For me, it was difficult to play every single game – this is what I want to do. I love football. When I played for Chelsea, I’m happy.
“It was impossible to play every match – for whatever reason it was.”
The former Arsenal man is currently at Ligue 1 strugglers Monaco, where he is a permanent fixture in the starting eleven. He has played ten matches so far for the principality club, scoring once.