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Cesc Fabregas has only been named in the starting lineup ten times in the Premier League this season, and the Spaniard has had to play second fiddle to Nemanja Matic and N’Golo Kante.

Football pundit and former Fulham midfielder Danny Murphy has admitted that the Spaniard is too good to be on the bench, and said that the 29-year-old is just who Chelsea need towards the end of the season to calm the midfield and get us key results.

“As they edge towards the title, Chelsea need calm heads,” Danny Murphy told the London Evening Standard.

“And I have been very impressed by Cesc Fabregas’ contribution in recent matches.

“He sees all possible passing options but — and this is far more important — he knows when to take them.

“If Chelsea are winning a difficult game 1-0 with a few minutes left, and Fabregas sees the chance to play a risky through-ball, he would probably take the safer option.

“That is exactly the sort of class and experience that is needed in tricky situations.

“It is hard to imagine him being happy with a bit-part role next season, though, and there are sure to be plenty of takers for him.”

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