Francesc “Cesc” Fàbregas Soler has finally expressed his confidence in the incoming Chelsea coach, Antonio Conte. The 28-year old central midfielder played a crucial role in Chelsea’s EPL challenge in the 2014-2015 season, helping the team win the competition for the fourth time.
However, his form and contribution has deteriorated this season, but he says he will continue working hard for the club till the last minute, and he is ready to welcome the new coach when Guus Hiddink leaves.
Antonio Conte has had successful spells as Juventus Coach and the Italy national team coach. Given that history always repeats itself in soccer, he is also expected to be a great success at Chelsea.
Fabregas describes him as competitor and winner and admits that he may have to change his playing position, with the new coach likely to make him Chelsea’s Andrea Pirlo. Though he expects changes, he hopes that Antonio Conte will not introduce defensive football to the club as he did with the Italy National team the last time the team played Spain.
Chelsea’s bitter rivals, Manchester city, who thrashed them 0-3 in a one-sided contest at the Stamford Bridge will also be replacing their manager with Cesc’s former coach at Barcelona FC, Pep Guardiola.
Fabregas looks forward to facing an already well-organized Manchester City FC under a coach who has been branded the best coach in the world over several occasions.
He fondly remembers how Guardiola would position him in a pole playing position to connect with players like Messi and Andrea Iniesta. Given Guardiola’s tactics and Manchester City’s current scintillating form, Fabregas admits that the team will be a force to content with in the coming seasons.