Chelsea came from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Newcastle United on Saturday, but it was still too little too late from a side that looks a shadow of the one that swept all before them in the league last season.
Something is wrong with Jose Mourinho’s side and if things do not change quickly the Portuguese manager will only feel the pressure increasing the longer they remain so close to the drop zone.
Brazilian duo Ramires and Willian saved the day at St James’ Park, scoring two goals in the last 11 minutes to give Chelsea a share of the spoils, but another midfielder came in for plenty of criticism after another disappointing outing.
Cesc Fabregas started life at Chelsea with a bang, providing assist after assist to look like one of the signings of last summer, but this season he has faltered and against Newcastle the Spaniard again looked out of sorts.
To be fair to Fabregas, the previously outstanding Nemanja Matic looks even less like the player Chelsea spent big on and he was replaced shortly after the hour-mark, but his midfield partner did not escape criticism.
After the match we took to Twitter to see what Chelsea fans thought of Fabregas’s performance and you can read a selection of what we found below:
@ChelseaFC yeah am getting sick of him still playing ivanovic n fabregas is just too slow for a player, I miss d once energic blues.— Onome (@richlyonome) September 27, 2015
@cfc_wale good point. We need another DM then. Fabregas isn't suited there for me.— Ryan Marshall (@rsmarshall) September 27, 2015
Fabregas is so slow he has become a liability to the team. #CFC— Raymond Enaholo (@er_rays) September 26, 2015
Fabregas always has to have 3-4 touches and is too slow sometimes and practically the invisible man when it comes to defending. #CFC— Chuks Mackay Uche (@tukoded) September 26, 2015
Cesc Fabregas, for some odd reason has been awful this season. Awful.— Hammad Nabi Khan (@Hnk_89) September 26, 2015
Everyone slagging off fabregas.he was one of our better players today.matic has been awful this season!!— Dean Dinnadge (@dinnadge4) September 26, 2015
It's soooo laughable to think Loftus-Cheek can't get in the team at the moment. Fàbregas is just awful tbh.— Abel Guadarrama (@AbelGuadarrama) September 26, 2015
It's good to see Fabregas spraying diagonal long balls again. But he also needs to defend, costs us the 2nd goal— InsideCFC (@DefensiveJose) September 27, 2015