Jack Wilshere and Mathieu Flamini comment on Cesc Fabregas’s display for Chelsea v Arsenal in Premier League

Arsenal duo Jack Wilshere and Mathieu Flamini have their say on Cesc Fabregas’s performance for Chelsea in the London derby on Sunday.

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has praised Chelsea duo Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas.

The two Spain internationals were crucial in the Blues’ 2-0 victory over the Gunners at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

It was Fabregas’s long and pinpoint pass that released Costa to score Chelsea’s second goal in the Premier League encounter.

It came in the 78th minute and proved to be enough for Jose Mourinho’s side to pick up all three points and maintain their position at the top of the table, leaving Wilshere disappointed with final result.

'We didn’t really see Costa or Fabregas all game and then all of a sudden he gets an opportunity, plays a 50-yard ball to Costa and it’s a goal', the England international told Arsenal's official website.

'That is the difference at this level, we are playing against teams who, when you are on top, you have to make it count or they will punish you. That is what they did'.

  Chances createdGoal AssistTotal PassAccurate PassAppearancesMins Played
Cesc Fàbregas 2 1 70 62 1 90

Prior to the match, Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini had claimed that he will ‘probably mark’ Fabregas. So after the game, what did he make of his former Arsenal teammate?

‘Cesc had a great game’, said the Frenchman. ‘He gave a good assist and played a great game as well. He played well’.

Fabregas was adjudged the man of the match, and there is little doubt that he got the better of both Flamini and Wilshere on Sunday.

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