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Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas will be out of contract at the end of the season, and the 31-year-old is close to sealing a move to French side Monaco.

The Spaniard made his final appearance for Chelsea in the third round FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest, and he waved the fans in an emotional farewell.

Cesc Fabregas won the Premier League after returning to England with Chelsea in 2014, and the 31-year-old has won two league titles, one FA Cup and one League Cup since he moved to Chelsea.

After over 500 games in England, Fabregas has now drawn the curtain of his game in England where he featured for both Arsenal and Chelsea.

Fabregas captained Chelsea to a 2-0 victory over Nottingham Forest, but missed a penalty kick and made up for it by having a good game.

Watch Fabregas wave fans goodbye in what will be his final game for Chelsea.


Carlo Cudicini, one of Maurizio Sarri’s assistant handled the post-match press conference, and he revealed that he doesn’t know if Fabregas will still leave Stamford Bridge this January transfer window.

Cudicini said: “We don’t know, I personally don’t know. If it was his last game I think it was very good he played in front of his fans and he was able to get a nice reception, but as I said we don’t know so I’m not able to comment.

“He was captain a few times in pre-season when Cahill and Azpi weren’t there. He’s not the first and won’t be the last to miss a penalty. It’s something I think I have some knowledge on and the keeper did quite well.

“What can I say about Cesc? Five-hundred games, a player who is unique in his position, he has unbelievable vision and awareness of where his team-mates are on the pitch. He’s one of the few who has the ability to play that ball for the runs behind the defensive line, so precise and with the right timing.

“I think he’s one of a kind. He’s been fantastic for teams before us and the contribution he’s given to this club and this team has been amazing. Cesc is a top player.”

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