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Cesc Fabregas has had his fair share of difficulty getting game time this season. Prior to this time, it was clear the only way forward for him was to leave Chelsea, but with things looking like they do at the moment, the opposite appears to be the case — at least, for now.

The Spaniard struggled to get quality game time under Conte earlier in the season; he wasn’t starting, he wasn’t making enough substitute cameos, and all was set for his departure from London, but in the past month things have panned out in his favour. Against Man City, he got a rare opportunity to start, after his horror show against Arsenal, and ever since, he has had more game time than he did all season. Fabregas’ excellence against City not only endeared him to the fans, but to Conte too because since that game it would appear that the manager has become fond of the man— but the love and attention is all deserved. Fabregas has been a better man at Chelsea, helping us win most of the games he’s featured in over the last month.

With the form of the man, it is certain that he will be getting more game time, and of course, if he has that, he’d have no reason to leave Chelsea. The man has made it clear more than once that he’s happy at Chelsea, and that he’ll keep fighting for a starting spot in the team. Most Chelsea fans feared losing Fabregas in the January transfer window, but I guess we can all be rest assured that we’ll be seeing him around for longer — at least, until next summer, and that’s if things take a turn for the worse.

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King Jay is a writer/broadcaster with years of experience under his belt. His love affair with Chelsea actually began as a joke, but today, he stands tall as a die-hard blue. What makes him perfect for this blog? He lives for Chelsea FC, in fact, I heard he sat in the middle of a road, and refused to go home after that bitter loss to Barcelona in 2009. Haha.