Former Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas insists the Blues are still capable of winning a trophy this season despite their shocking run of form.
Since the turn of the year, the west Londoners have suffered a couple of disappointing results, including 6-0 and 4-0 spankings by Manchester City and Bournemouth in the league, while they have also been recently dumped out of the FA Cup by Manchester United.
Apart from that, the methods of Maurizio Sarri has also been put under intense criticism. Add to that the recent controversies surrounding the club, including a recent investigation by UEFA regarding alleged racist chanting by its fans as well as the recent transfer ban imposed to the club by FIFA and the club are currently having a torrid time in mid-season.
However, former Blues midfielder Fabregas, who left west London to join Monaco last January, insists his former club would still be able to win silverware this season. While the Premier League maybe a bridge too far to cross now for Chelsea, they are still in the Europa League while the League Cup final against Manchester City on Sunday presents Sarri with an opportunity to win a first trophy for himself and Fabregas insists there is enough quality in the current Blues side to do so.
“No, listen, these things happen. It’s a shame really because it’s difficult to experience 4-0 defeats, 6-0 defeats. Well, it does (surprise me) because I never experienced that at Chelsea in my five years,” said the Monaco midfielder.
“This is a good team, though, and I believe in them. I’m sure they can still win titles this year. 100 per cent I believe that, so they just need to put things together because now is the right time to do it.
“Nothing is lost. They can still fight for many things and we have to make sure that we don’t regret it at the end.”