Former Chelsea star Cesc Fabregas has blasted the board and management of Chelsea for allowing a culture of negativity to develop. The 32-year-old left the West London club during the January transfer window to join Monaco after he fell down the pecking order at the club.
Fabregas joined the Blues in 2014 from Barcelona. During his time at Stamford Bridge, he went on to win two Premier League titles, one FA Cup and one League Cup with the club. The Blues are one of the most successful clubs since the inception of the Premier League in 1992. One thing which they have struggled with is consistency. The club has failed to finish within the top four during two out of the past four consecutive seasons. Moreover, they have struggled to launch credible bids for the Premier League titles for the past two seasons after having won the English top-flight during the 2016-17 season.
Chelsea also do not have a good reputation for the way in which they treat their managers. In 2008, they sacked Avram Grant despite the Israeli having led the club to a top-four finish as well as the Champions League final which they infamously lost against Manchester United in a penalty shoot-out. Last summer they sacked Antonio Conte even though he led the club to the FA Cup. The Italian paid the price for failing to finish within the top four.
“From inside, all these years that I spent at Chelsea, sometimes there’s such a negativity surrounding the club for so many things,” Fabregas said before Chelsea’s Europa League final win against Arsenal, as quoted by Metro.
“[Jose] Mourinho leaves the club, have a fight. [Antonio] Conte leaves the club, they go to court.
“The club doesn’t come out and tell things the way they are, so they just let the fans think whatever they want to think.”
“They don’t have enough information and someone should come out every now and then and talk to the press, say what’s happening.
“If not there’s so many questions marks around the club and the press talk and talk and talk. It just brings negativity.
“It should be always positivity surrounding everyone at the club.
“For example tonight we’re talking about negative things when they’re in a European final.
“We should be talking about what a good season Chelsea are having. Being in the Champions League and playing two finals.
“So some things needs to change in this case for sure.”