Cesc Fabregas may be a Spaniard by birth, but he is considered as a home-grown talent in English football after having spent almost a decade with Arsenal and Chelsea.
A major chunk of that time has been with Arsenal, but Fabregas only had the FA Cup trophy as the silverware he lifted with the gunners. This title came early on during his Arsenal career. Since then, he endured several disappointments – especially at the new Wembley – with the gunners. Since making the £ 30 million move from Barcelona to Chelsea in the summer, the 27-year-old has been enjoying his football once again.
It did not take long for him to lift his first title with Chelsea. This came in the form of a League Cup triumph over Tottenham on Sunday. Fabregas contributed to the 2-0 victory with an assist for the second goal.
More importantly, he was extremely happy to win a trophy with his new club in less than 12 months. Fabregas’ short career with Barcelona also began in successful fashion after he won the UEFA Super Cup within a few weeks of joining the Catalan club. The Spanish midfielder acknowledges that it was disappointing to have been unsuccessful at Arsenal for a long time. He is looking forward to more trophies with Chelsea.
“It’s special. I got disappointments because I lost finals, but the way we lost some finals, we came here with Arsenal, 18, 19 years old. I don’t take it as a disappointment. We take it in a positive way, give confidence for the rest of the season. But at the same time it was a little celebration. We all have to go home and rest and tomorrow prepare for Wednesday. It’s a big game. Man City lost today and we can go eight points ahead. We have to make it,” said Fabregas.