Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has confirmed that he is close to a return from his knee injury nightmare. He also expressed his readiness to impress under Maurizio Sarri.
Fabregas has missed all Premier League games for Chelsea thus far in the ongoing season after suffering a knee injury against Arsenal in pre-season.
The injury was aggravated when he played against Manchester City in the Community Shield.
The Spaniard has stepped up training recently in the course of the international break and might return to the squad against Cardiff.
He said: “It has been frustrating and a little bit of a nightmare to be honest. Now I am seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. It seems like’s it’s nearly gone.”
Chelsea emerged as winners in all four Premier League games in his absence but his return is a major boost for the Blues.
This is because Chelsea are set to commence participation in the Europa League competition, as well as the Carabao Cup and fatigue, is sure to set in during these exertions.
The Blues will get to play 7 matches in 22 days and Maurizio Sarri will definitely be preparing to rotate his midfield players so as to keep them fresh weekly.
Meanwhile, Fabregas can’t wait to get into the thick of the action in a new look Sarri side. He said:
“We have a new coach with new tactics, new philosophy, new everything to be honest.
“It’s always interesting and exciting to see what is going to happen. We have been winning, which is important but we need to be more consistent. It’s not easy – it takes time. I think the coach is happy.
“I believe a lot in this team. My type of football has always been to have the ball, to play with the ball, create chances. I have a forward mentality, I always look forward and have movement with and without the ball.”