Cesc Fabregas Says Chelsea Win Trophies And Arsenal Lacked Mental Strength

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Spanish international Fabregas speaks ahead of this week’s League Cup semi-final against Liverpool.

Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has spoken about his desire to win trophies with the Stamford Bridge club in an interview with the Telegraph, ahead of the Blues Capital One Cup semi-final second leg against Liverpool this week.

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Fabregas also discussed his long spell at Arsenal, before he left for Barcelona, suggesting that the Gunners lacked the same winning mentality and ruthlessness of his new club during their long trophyless spell, of which Fabregas was a part.

The Spaniard will now feel that he can win some trophies in English football with his new club, although Fabregas played a part as a late substitute at the weekend as the Blues were stunned by League One side Bradford City in the FA Cup.

Speaking about his time at Arsenal and his brief spell at Chelsea so far, Fabregas indicated that his new club, like Barcelona, have a winning mentality and requirement to win trophies that is not always present at the Emirates Stadium:

“In terms of winning titles, of course I felt that at Arsenal we could have won more than we did because we arrived to finals and semi-finals, and most of the time we were nearly there. Of course, there is something in your heart that regrets not having won. You need that drive. I always felt it at Chelsea from the outside. You need trophies. You see Chelsea as a team who has to win trophies. It’s the same as Barcelona.

“To be successful on a daily basis, when you go to Europe and you are fighting in the last games when you want to win the Premier League, we are going to need this drive and strong mentality to be the best.”

Chelsea are still favourites for the Premier League title and face a Champions League tie against Paris Saint Germain, but their first silverware could be the League Cup, with the Blues knowing that a victory over Liverpool this week will secure their passage to a Wembley final against either Sheffield United or Tottenham Hotspur.

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