Cesc Fabregas's future plans place him away from London

He is finding it hard to get game time at Chelsea and may leave the London club

It seems Cesc Fabregas's future is not going to continue to be at Chelsea. The 31 year old Catalan midfielder reached his fifth season at Stamford Bridge, but the arrival of Maurizio Sarri has not benefitted him. It's true he missed the opening five fixtures with ak nee injury but in the last four he has started just one, in the Carabao Cup against Liverpool at Anfield.

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In the rest he has just had a couple of cameos and 26 minutes in the Europa League in the 1-0 win away at PAOK. Sarri is looking for footballers with hunger to play at a high speed and put intense pressure on high up the pitch, and he may believe that Fabregas does not fit this profile. Jorginho and Kovacic's arrivals have made it harder for Fabregas, while Kante is untouchable and Ross Barkley is player No 12.

Fabregas is seriously considering leaving the London side, where his contract ends in June 2019. From January he is free to negotiate a deal elsewhere. Another point that might see him go is that Chelsea only offer year on year extensions to player over 30, like with Pedro.

Cesc is not discarding any option, including continuing in England, returning to Spanish football, or going to the MLS...

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