Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas maintains he has a good relationship with boss Antonio Conte and, that he is not leaving Stamford Bridge.
Fabregas’ future at Chelsea has been under scrutiny following talks of an alleged rift with Conte, as The Blues manager has yet to start the Spaniard in any of his side’s three Premier League games so far this season.
The former Arsenal and Barcelona midfield creator has played just 12 minutes in the Premier League thus far – coming against Watford – and Fabregas has been an unused substitute in the games against West Ham and Burnley.
Conte was allegedly willing to let Fabregas leave Stamford Bridge, with Juventus keen on the midfielder.
Now, Fabregas has refuted all claims by posting a picture of him on Instagram kissing the Premier League trophy he won with Chelsea in the 2014/15 season when José Mourinho – now of Manchester United – was boss.
The Spain international midfielder added the caption: “Contrary to what has been written, the manager and I have a good relationship and he has NEVER told me that I can leave. He said that he counts on me, as I count on him. I will continue to fight for this club until the very end and when callled upon I will always give my very best. I’m fully committed to @chelseafc and my only goal is to help them win more trophies. #ChelseaFC”
Fabregas has made only one start for Chelsea this season, coming in the EFL cup against Bristol Rovers and the 28-year old has not been called up by Spain for their forthcoming World Cup qualifiers against Belgium and Liechtenstein.