Chelsea's Cesc Fabregas identifies Tottenham and Southampton as potential banana skins

The Spanish midfielder believes Chelsea will have it tough against Spurs and Southampton.

Chelsea look like they are currently on an unstoppable march toward the Premier League trophy. They are top of the table and unbeaten in the league while they also have hopes of going all the way in other domestic and European stages this campaign.

One of the main reasons behind their success is the form of Cesc Fabregas. The summer signing from Barcelona has been instrumental in almost everything Chelsea have done well this season. His excellent working relationship with Nemanja Matic and Oscar has seen teams wilt in opposition and taken Chelsea to new heights in 2014-15.

But while Fabregas is delighted with the way Chelsea are currently playing he knows the Premier League always has its fair share of tough fixtures.

He has been speaking about just that this week - suggesting that upcoming games against Tottenham Hotspur on the 3rd December and New Years Day and Southampton on the 28th December as potential banana skins.

He said:

“There is a long way to go. We have played 12 games, there are 26 to go – it’s a long way especially with the Christmas period.

“We must play Southampton and Tottenham away in that period so you can drop points. It can happen. We have a strong squad which can cope with playing all these games in a short period, so no excuses but it’s the toughest league in the world.”

Southampton are currently leading the chasing pack behind Chelsea after a wonderful start to the season. Tottenham are struggling further back, but have the talent at their disposal to turn things around.

So it is wise of Fabregas to approach these games with caution. But with people already discussing a potentially undefeated season, Chelsea fans will expect nothing but victory.

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