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15 December 2015

Chelsea: Cesc Fabregas says players must justify ‘big wages’

Chelsea’s players need to justify their “big wages” and start playing like “big players”, says Cesc Fabregas.


The Premier League champions are only one point above the relegation zone after Monday’s defeat at Leicester, their ninth loss of the season.

After the game, boss Jose Mourinho said his “work was betrayed” by his players.

“If you are a big player and paid like a big player, you must play like a big player and behave like a big player,” said Blues midfielder Fabregas.

“I am not saying you can’t have a bad season and bad games but the attitude must be spot on.

“We must always be at the top of our games and the behaviour has to be better than what we are seeing right now from every single Chelsea player.”

Relegation is a possibility – Nevin

Chelsea are 16th with only 15 points from 16 games following Monday’s defeat by table-topping Leicester.


In Premier League history, when teams have had 15 points from 16 games, they have finished, on average, in 17th position – one place above the drop zone.

Mourinho says he does not believe the Stamford Bridge club are in a relegation battle.

However, former Blues winger Pat Nevin told BBC Radio 5 live that the Portuguese should not “ignore the concept” of going down.


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