ANTONIO CONTE REVEALS WHY HE SUBSTITUTED CESC FABREGAS DURING CHELSEA’S 4-2 VICTORY AGAINST STOKE CITY

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Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas was substituted in the 73rd minute of the game as Chelsea defeated Stoke City 4-2 at Stamford Bridge.

Despite his fine performance against Stoke City capped with two assists, Conte substituted Fabregas with Nemanja Matic.

Speaking after the game, Antonio Conte revealed he brought in Nemanja Matic for Cesc Fabregas because he felt Matic’s defensive ability against long balls would be more useful to Chelsea at that stage.

“Cesc took a yellow card and it was a moment of the game where I preferred to call Matic to help us deal with the long balls,” Conte said.

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1 Comment on "ANTONIO CONTE REVEALS WHY HE SUBSTITUTED CESC FABREGAS DURING CHELSEA’S 4-2 VICTORY AGAINST STOKE CITY"

  1. Chelsea have done so so well this season, thanks to the players for their unquestionable character, great attitudes and Champion’s mentality. Nevertheless, I’m beginning to get worried because of the fans incessant call for Fabregas over Magic. No doubt about Cesc quality and what he can bring into the game with his sweet passes. But the truth is that I have watched the duo play, no disrespect for Fabregas, he should be limited to 30-20 mins in Chelsea’s game, for these obvious reasons.First, Fabregas tries too often, unintentionally though, to shut Hazard out of the game. His passes (long) are for Diego. Hazard needs to feel the ball often or u kill his spirit and that will be too bad. Second, with Fabregas, Chelsea hardly looks dominant.our last few matches he(Fabregas) played, Chelsea struggled for possession, because he hardly gives another player before he launching a long pass to Diego. This regrettably allow opponents into the game, Stoke a very good example. One peculiar thing about Chelsea winning run, like we saw against team like Manchester, Everton, Leicester etc was Chelsea’s ability to shut them completely out of the game, that was possible because Matic and Co. Play the ball. Sincerely Chelsea need Fabregas, especially against stubborn teams, that is when the Service of Cesc should be needed or else Chelsea might begging to Struggle for ball even against smaller teams.

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