Fabregas wants to win Conte over

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CAPE TOWN — Chelsea mid­fielder Cesc Fabregas says he is will­ing to give every­thing to im­press man­ager An­to­nio Conte in or­der to work his way into the start­ing team.

De­spite a glit­ter­ing ca­reer so far, the 29-year-old for­mer World Cup win­ner has found him­self in a fringe role at the Blues since Conte was brought in as the club’s new head coach.

The Ital­ian’s tac­ti­cal sys­tem re­quires mid­field­ers to have high work-rate, stamina and en­ergy, which some may claim Fabregas lacks but the for­mer Arse­nal mid­fielder has been knock­ing on the door with his re­cent dis­plays off the bench.

“I al­ways give my every­thing,” he told re­porters after his brace against Le­ices­ter in the EFL Cup. “I’ve been train­ing very hard. “It is a new sit­u­a­tion in my ca­reer after 13 years of ba­si­cally play­ing every­thing for my club and na­tional team.

“It has been tough. I’m not go­ing to deny it. But the last thing I will do is com­plain or put my hands up and give in. Some­thing from in­side is com­ing out stronger than ever.

“I just feel like a lit­tle boy in train­ing try­ing to win my spot back as I used to do at Arse­nal when I was 16,” he added.

“Hope­fully I will achieve it again. After my fam­ily, foot­ball is every­thing to me. It al­ways has been.”

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