"I'll never forgive him for that": Fabregas on how Diego Costa ruined his best pass
Former Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas been describing one of his most bittersweet moments in a Blues shirt.
Fabregas commented on a half-volley pass he made to Diego Costa when Blues faced Swansea City in 2015.
The Spaniard’s playmaking ability was vital to Chelsea’s two Premier League title-winning campaigns in 2014/15 and 2016/17.
The Spain international laid on 57 assists during his four-and-a-half years spell, including the remarkable 18 assists he recorded in 2014/15 under Jose Mourinho.
But in a Q&A session on Twitter, he believes the best pass he made at Chelsea did not end up as a goal.
Asked to pick his best assist at Chelsea, he said: “The half volley one to Diego Costa away at Swansea that he missed. I’ll never forgive him for that one.”
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This was not the first time the playmaker spoke about Costa’s miss.
In 2015, he told the Telegraph: “I remember assists like a goalscorer remembers goals. I have a soft spot for them. The pass I was disappointed that it wasn’t a goal was the other day against Swansea.
“I hit a volley to leave Diego one-on-one with the goalkeeper and he didn’t score, and I killed him afterwards because it could have been one of my best ever.”
Chelsea won 5-0 in that game and Costa did really well scoring two of those five goals. Although, Fabregas deserved an assist for such an incredible defence-splitting pass.