Fabregas emotional farewell message to Chelsea fans

FA Cup By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 06/01/2019

Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas has played his final game for Chelsea in which he was handed a rare start and the captain's armband in the FA Cup clash against Nottingham Forest on Saturday evening.

Fabregas is on the verge of leaving Chelsea as he braces up for new challenges with former Ligue 1 Champions AS Monaco, the midfielder missed a first-half penalty but Chelsea still managed a comfortable 2-0 win over Nottingham Forest that to Alvaro Morata's brace.

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Maurizio Sarri substituted Fabregas in the closing minutes so supporters could give the Spaniard a deserved send off after 198 games for the club.

"Time flies," said Fabregas. "It feels like last week that I started playing professionally and now it's more than 15 years.

"It goes so fast and you have to be ready every three days, for the criticism with everyone saying how good you are and the ups and downs.

"It feels like growing older it never goes away it is technique. Physicality goes away. Technicality stays with you."

Fabregas also spoke about his penalty miss for Chelsea as Nottingham Forest goalkeeper saved his penalty kick:

Fabregas added: "I saw the keeper going down in the middle of the run and I thought I had it. It was unfortunate.

"The day I got 100 caps for Spain I also missed a penalty, so it was destiny."