- Chelsea play Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday
- The Blues are nine points behind Man City in the race for the Premier League title
- Conte says that rotation is something that is needed
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Antonio Conte has revealed the reasoning behind Cesc Fabregas’ absence for the Blues’ match against Liverpool this evening.
This was reported by the Metro, who state that the Italian dropped the Chelsea star was dropped due to him needing to rotate his side.
Speaking about Fabregas’ absence, Conte stated “I think it’s a normal rotation, we need to have rotation. Fabregas has played every game this season, and I think it’s right this choice I hope.”
Since arriving in west London from Spanish giants Barcelona in the summer of 2014, Fabregas has been a revelation.
In 152 games for Conte’s side, the Spanish international has managed to score 20 and assist 52 times, a commendable record.
Fabregas has seen himself become a fan favourite in the three years since his move from Catalonia, as the player’s high passing range and technical ability has seen the player cement himself as one of the Stamford Bridge faithful’s most loved players.
The player has enjoyed a spell in the Premier League, before his stint with the Blues, with giants Arsenal.
During his time with the Gunners, Fabregas was able to cement himself as one of the first names on the teamsheet with his performances. The Spaniard scored 58 and assisted 91 in 303 games for the north London side, a very impressive record.
Fabregas has also been able to notch up a considerable amount of silverware during his time with the Blues, as since his arrival, Conte’s side have won two Premier League titles and one League Cup.
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Following Conte’s words, it seems as if Chelsea fans have nothing to worry about regarding Fabregas.