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Fabregas disappointed to be left out of FA Cup starting XI

Fabregas disappointed to be left out of FA Cup starting XI

Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas says it’s a shame the coach left him out of the starting team in Saturday’s FA Cup final against Arsenal at Wembley.

The 30-year old, who has started only 15 matches this season with the Blues, was on the bench before being brought on on the hour mark as Chelsea lost 2-1 .

“I was in great form and it was a shame I didn’t start the game,” he said.

“I thought I was playing very, very well in the last few months.

“Of course every player wants to play more, it is in the genes of a winner and I am one of them. I’m here for whatever the team needs.”

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Fabregas added: “Sometimes it is all about the coach’s decision. I don’t think I could have done much more this season, it is the coach’s decision and you have to respect that.”

The Spaniard joined the Blues in 2014 from Barcelona, and made just 37 appearances in all competitions this season.

When asked about the possibility of leaving Stamford Bridge,he said: “I feel very, very loved by the fans here. It is all about trying to change the manager’s decision.”

 

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