It has not been easy for Cesc Fabregas in last few months, after the Spaniard was accused of being a snake, a rat and the man responsible for Jose Mourinho’s exit this season. Understandably, his form took a huge hit and he did not look like the player we saw last season.
Fabregas’ form was not helped with constant chopping and changing in his position with Oscar’s injury and lack of options to the Blues managers. However, in last 2-3 games, he has been gradually getting back to his old-self and against Arsenal, he played his best football this season.
It was almost ironic in the way, he found his form at Emirates, the stadium where he was loved and adored for all those years. Fabregas wore the Arsenal armband with pride before being transferred to Barcelona and then Chelsea.
Nobody would have questioned Fabregas if he were to have a poor game against his former team, but he showed incredible mental strength to defy the odds and overcome all the emotional factors to deliver one of the finest midfield displays of the season.
He controlled Chelsea’s tempo going forward and was virtually dictating what will be their next move with his right foot. Guus Hiddink deserves some credit for Farbregas’ renaissance as the Dutchman has brought John Obi Mikel to the team allowing Fabregas to play with freedom.
That freedom was evident in how Fabregas helped Chelsea to gain a vital 1-0 win over his former team. It was in fact emphatic in the way he walked off kissing Chelsea’s badge following a provocative response from the Arsenal fans.
Seeing Fabregas return to his ruthless and classy best, we may have witnessed a second home coming for the Spaniard to Chelsea setup with a strong performance at The Emirates. Arsenal fans could only rue in anger seeing their former skipper deliver a strong blow to their title aspirations.
Try and write a better script than this, and you will fail 99 times out of 100. That is why, we all love this game where anything can happen at any given time.
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