In the four seasons that Cesc Fabregas has been a Chelsea player, he’s been an excellent servant for the club.
He signed for the club for €33m in 2014 from Barcelona, having failed to secure regular starts there.
The Spaniard’s played 189 times for the club, scored 22 goals and has won two Premier League titles.
However, following the arrival of Maurizio Sarri, Fabregas looks to be surplus to requirement.
Sarri brought Jorginho with him from Napoli and the Italian has taken Fabregas’s spot in the team.
Therefore, he’s had to settle for a spot on the bench in the Premier League, and the majority of his playing time has come in the Europa League and EFL Cup.
However, with rumours circulating that AC Milan are preparing a move for Fabregas, Chelsea should be looking to move the World Cup winner on as soon as possible.
Chelsea’s talented young players aren’t seeing enough first team action because of these veteran players blocking their route.
Ethan Ampadu – one of Chelsea’s brightest prospects – would benefit from Fabregas’s departure as he would most likely fill his spot on the bench.
And Ampadu therefore would likely play in the cup competitions for Chelsea which would help his growth.
For too long Chelsea have been reliant on veteran players coming in when needed and making an impact.
But by moving on these high-earners, young players like Ampadu could thrive.