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Fabregas bids farewell to English football

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Fabregas waved to fans as he left the field. AFP

Fabregas bids farewell to English football

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After captaining Chelsea in their FA Cup tie with Nottingham Forrest at Stamford Bridge, the Spaniard appeared to bid a tearful farewell to English Football, upon his substitution on his 500th and final appearance.

He will forever be remembered as one of the finest foreign imports to the English top flight in the history of the game. The record Spanish appearance maker in the Premier League (350), as well as the outright record assist holder (111), the midfielder made what is sure to be his final appearance in England on Saturday, during Chelsea's 2-0 FA Cup victory. 

Due to a lack of playing time at Stamford Bridge this season, Fabregas seems certain to leave the club, with teams such as AS Monaco and AC Milan keen to recruit the veteran. The 31 year old will feel like he still has a number of years left in the game, and as such, he will bid farewell to England in order to continue to do so. Indeed the player himself appeared to confirm the rumors of a January exit from Chelsea; he left the pitch in tears as he was substituted late on in West London, and then posted an emotional message on social media after the game.

The arrival of Jorginho to Chelsea has severely limited the Spaniard's game time, as manager Maurizzio Sarri has opted to trust his trusty lieutenant from Napoli in the holding midfield role that Fabregas prefers to occupy. And so, it seems that after a stellar career in England, that encompassed a long , memorable spell at Arsenal and two Premier League title wins with Chelsea among other honours, Fabregas will move to pastures new in the coming weeks.

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