Date: 5th January 2019 at 12:10pm
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I’m so sorry Cesc; I didn’t mean it.

When you signed, you were a Gooner and Barca boy. I could never have imagined that I’d grow to love you. When news first broke of Cesc’s imminent arrival, it’s fair to say I wasn’t too impressed. Given that the club had just let our greatest ever player Frank Lampard leave it seemed like a downgrade. Not in the sense of footballing ability, but in terms of somebody understanding the football club and its supporters. How wrong I was.

Cesc very quickly became part of the club, and the fans responded well to him as well. Not many players are given their own song so quickly like Cesc was. Signed alongside Diego Costa, the pair were instrumental in our league title win in the 2014/2015. Yet, game time for Cesc has become limited over the past two seasons, the signings of N’Golo Kante and more recently Jorginho have seen Cesc reduced to substitute and Cup game appearances. Cesc’s intelligence and eye for a pass has always meant he has something different to offer the side compared to anybody else.

He holds the 2nd most assists in history, despite spending three years at his boyhood club in the middle of his career. But despite his new rotation role, Cesc has remained professional and is one of our main leaders in the dressing room. He’s stayed loyal to the club over his 4 and a half years and even dresses his children in all kits.

We’ve been blessed at Stamford Bridge to have seen some fantastic midfielders over the past 15 years. Lampard, Makelele, Ballack, Essien and the likes have been some of Chelsea’s best, and in my opinion, Cesc is right up there with them.  The most intelligent footballer in Premier League history. A player that could see a pass where others can’t. And, if Cesc wants to play, we should honour that for him, and whether it’s Monaco with Thierry Henry or elsewhere I just hope Cesc can show his undoubted quality.

Thank you for the past four years, the two Premier League titles, the league cup and the FA cup success.

You’ll always be a blue to me.

Oh, Fabregas is magic,

He wears a magic hat.

He could’ve signed for Arsenal,

But he said no f**k that.

He passes with his left foot,

He passes with his right,

And when we win the league again, we’ll sing this song all night.

Ohhhh Fabregas is magic.

Written by Dean Mears – @DeanMears