Conte confirms experienced Chelsea player is available to face Southampton
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has confirmed that Cesc Fabregas will miss the game against Southampton this weekend, but Branislav Ivanovic has returned.
Fabregas suffered a “very strange” injury recently, Conte confirmed last week, and the 29-year-old has been forced to miss the last three league fixtures and Wednesday’s defeat to West Ham in the EFL Cup.
The former Arsenal captain has not been seen since the defeat to the Gunners in September, a game in which he struggled heavily in.
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