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Jamie Carragher: Cesc Fabregas can have ‘big influence’ in Chelsea v Arsenal Premier League clash

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher believes that Cesc Fabregas can play a decisive role in Sunday’s Premier League clash between Chelsea and Arsenal.

The Premier League clash between Chelsea and Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on Sunday will see Cesc Fabregas take on his former club.

The Spain international left the Gunners for Barcelona in 2011, and after three years at Camp Nou, he returned to the Premier League in the summer transfer window.

Fabregas cost Chelsea a reported transfer fee of £27 million and has been a huge hit since his return to the English top flight.

  Total PassAccurate PassGoalsGoal AssistChances createdTotal TackleWon TackleAppearancesMins Played
Cesc Fàbregas 503 453 0 6 20 8 6 6 531

On Sunday, the 27-year-old will be looking to help Chelsea pick up all three points against Arsenal and maintain their unbeaten start to the 2014-15 Premier League.

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher believes that Fabregas could have a big say on the proceedings at the Bridge on Sunday.

‘I see him having a big influence in this match because he’s a top player and he’s influenced Chelsea all season’, the former England international defender told Sky Sports.

‘Whenever players go back to old clubs something happens so you wouldn’t be surprised, but Wenger knows him well and knows what he can do, so you’d expect him to have something in mind for Fabregas’.

Carragher also gave his prediction of the outcome of the contest and, unsurprisingly perhaps, backed Chelsea to come out on top.

‘You have to fancy Chelsea because they’re at home and they have a great record in the big games under Mourinho’, said the 36-year-old. ‘And Arsenal’s record over the past few years in big games has been poor.

‘There’s no doubt that, at this time, Chelsea are looking like the best team in the league. So of course you have to fancy them’.

Arsenal should not be written off just yet, but on paper Chelsea are the favourites to win Sunday’s Premier League encounter.

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