Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has insisted that Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas has a vital role to play for the side this season.
Fabregas is yet to play any Premier League game for Chelsea this season but could start for the Blues when they face Videoton in the Europa League at Stamford Bridge on Thursday night.
Fabregas’ injury at the start of the season kept him out and this saw Jorginho get the nod in midfield.
The Italian went on to impress massively despite his newness to the league and has adapted quickly, owning the position in the process.
Fabregas on his return from injury has played just 2 games for the Blues. He played against PAOK in the Europa, and Liverpool in the Carabao Cup.
Regardless, Maurizio Sarri provided a positive response when asked if Fabregas could battle Jorginho for a place in the team.
He said: “Yes I think so. I think he played very well in the last 30 minutes in Greece, and very well for 90 minutes in Liverpool.”
“He has to improve the physical condition, but I think that he is a great option in this position.”
The Blues travel to face Mark Hughes’ Southampton next in the Premier League in a potential banana peel encounter.