Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has revealed it is too early to discuss about the future of Cesc Fabregas. Since the arrival of Conte the midfielder has started just one game in the premier league and struggled to play a major part in the team leading to suggestions that the Spanish International would be ready to leave the club in the January transfer window with reports linking him to AC Milan.
Speaking on Fabregas’s future at the club, Conte said “Now we are at the start of November and it is important to be in the present. For this type of situation it is too early to talk. Fabregas is Chelsea’s player and I’m very happy to have him in my squad.”
Fabregas has been injured for some time along with defender Kurt Zuma and Conte gave an update on their progession. He said:
“Fabregas and Kurt Zouma started to train with the team this week. It is normal when you start after a long period of rest you need to find the best form or the best shape. I think after the international break they will be available for selection.
I’m pleased for Cesc because he is important for us and also for Kurt, I’m pleased for him. He played two games with the Under-23s and he will play another on Tuesday. He is recovering, he is very good. We’re satisfied with this. Now we hope he can stay with us for the rest of the season.”
On the match against Everton on Saturday and John Terry playing a part, Conte hinted he may not change the team. He said:
“I give one more day for selection, to take the best decision for the team. It is difficult to change the team when we’re playing well. John is available, he is in good form. After his ankle injury he is there a second whole week. He trained with us, he’s in good form. I don’t see any problem.”