He fell behind in the pecking order during Antonio Conte’s tenure.
Nemanja Matic and N’Golo Kante were the preferred midfield duo when Chelsea won the Premier League in the 2016/17 season.
The likes of Ross Barkley, Mateo Kovacic and Ruben Loftus-Cheek are ahead of Fabregas in Chelsea’s midfield.
And former Chelsea star Joe Cole believes Kovacic is the best option.
“I think he’s different class,” Cole recently said of Kovacic.