Chelsea twice surrendered the lead as they dropped points in their opening game of the new Premier League season against Swansea City on Saturday evening and a section of Blues supporters have decided to take their frustrations out on Cesc Fabregas.
The midfielder was unusually subdued in the 2-2 draw against the Swans at Stamford Bridge as he failed to have an impact on the game and was replaced late on by defender Kurt Zouma as the hosts looked to ensure they took at least a point.
After a stunning start to his career in West London following his transfer from La Liga BBVA giants Barcelona last summer, the ex-Arsenal star has struggled to show his best form on a consistent basis for the Blues since the first half of last season.
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Despite registering 18 assists during the 2014-15 campaign and helping the club to their first league title in five seasons, it appears many supporters are fed up with the Spaniard already, judging by the reaction on Twitter to his performance against the Swans.
Fabregas was absolutely awful today
— Max (@OleOleMax) August 8, 2015
Throwback to when people thought Fabregas stopped playing each season after January. Turns out his career’s over. — Ayman (@ReaIityCech) August 8, 2015
#CFC Fabregas has been Chelsea’s worst performer of 2015. Even worse that Willian and that says a lot.
— Mathew Wright (@MathewWright79) August 8, 2015
Fed up with Cesc. Has bottlers’ DNA inside him. — . (@Schurrlockk) August 8, 2015
— London Is Blue (@LondonBluePod) August 8, 2015
Don’t know what Mourinho was thinking. Took oscar (our best player tonight) off and keep playing Fabregas who was absolutely dreadful. — Chelsea Action (@ChelseaAction) August 8, 2015
Horrible performance, that fabregas needs a talking to, ain’t played since January #cfc
— Darren McLoughlin (@Deemcl90) August 8, 2015