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Chelsea playmaker Cesc Fabregas found himself among the substitutes as Chelsea failed to secure the double following a 2-1 defeat.

Speaking after the game, Fabregas revealed it was a shame he didn’t start the FA Cup final as he has been in a great form lately.

“I thought I was playing very, very well in the last few months,” Fabregas said as quoted on Independent Sport.

“I was in great form and it was a shame I didn’t start the game. I was playing very well and the team was winning, scoring a lot of goals and defending well.

“That is football, you have to accept decisions. It is a bad day and a shame because we wanted to win. The most important thing is the team didn’t win.

“Sometimes it is all about the coach’s decision. I don’t think I could have done much more this season, it is the coach’s decision and you have to respect that.

“I’m sure he wants the best for the team and if he thinks that is the way to go you have to go with it, we are a team. It is between him and me. I have nothing against Antonio, he has done a fantastic job.

“Of course every player wants to play more, it is in the genes of a winner and I am one of them. I’m here for whatever the team needs and I have shown that during the season.”

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