Cesc Fabregas has claimed that people have forgotten that it is only the second time in his career that he has played in system like Antonio Conte’s at Chelsea.
The 29-year-old midfielder has found his first-team opportunities to be somewhat restricted this season following Conte’s appointment as the club’s new manager last summer.
Indeed, the Spaniard has only made seven Premier League starts so far this season but has impressed whenever called upon by the new man in charge at Stamford Bridge.
Much has been made about Chelsea’s success since switching to a 3-4-3 formation this season, with the Blues having built a 10-point lead at the top of the Premier League table.
And Fabregas says that he is thoroughly enjoying adapting to the new system despite his lack of playing time under Conte this term.
Speaking in an interview Fabregas said: “I am improving all the time.
“People forget that earlier in the season it was only the second time in my life, in my whole career, that I played this system.
“But the more you play the more you get used to it and the more comfortable you feel. I’m really enjoying it and I think it suits me a lot.
“I make assists and sometimes score goals. I complete the most passes in a game, people see me this way. They don’t see the other part that, actually, I have improved a lot.”