Cesc Fabregas and Chelsea flopped in their Premier League title defense under Jose Mourinho.

By 90Min
November 03, 2017

It has been two years since Jose Mourinho was sacked by Chelsea, but Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas admits he still has trouble sleeping sometimes when he mulls over his old boss' dismissal.

Before Mourinho was eventually sacked by Chelsea after a string of weak performances in an attempt to defend their Premier League title in 2015/16, a rumour circled that some of the players - including Fabregas - had plotted behind Mourinho's back to try to get a manager to come in. 

After the sacking of the self-proclaimed 'Special One, Fabregas was labelled a 'rat' by some of the Blues' fans and was even booed over the following weeks. 

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Fabregas said, in an interview with the BBC's Premier League Showregarding Mourinho's Chelsea sacking: "I still wonder myself because it was such a shame. You go to bed sometimes and you think of many things and sometimes you cannot sleep.

"Still sometimes it bothers me because I could look from the outside as a fan and think, ‘these guys are not even trying’. But we just forgot to play football.

"You felt that those six months we were nowhere close to what we really were just a few months before. But it happened and I felt bad for it."

Despite what happened Fabregas says that he remains close to Mourinho and revealed that he was the manager he felt the greatest connection to, other than his former mentor Arsene Wenger.

"We still talk today. He is probably the manager that I have had the best feeling and connection for. Apart from Arsene, the one I have the most contact with is Jose."

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