Chelsea midfielder, Cesc Fabregas, has asked manager Maurizio Sarri to change his position in the team, after scoring the winner in their 3-2 win over Derby County in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday.
The 31-year-old midfielder has been limited to one Premier League appearance this season, but has found opportunities in the cup competitions.
Fabregas admits that he can no longer play every match for the Blues, but hopes he was able to prove to Sarri that he can be more than just back-up for Jorginho.
“I know it is difficult mentally [not playing in the Premier League], but after playing so many years, I think I can read a coach’s brain easier.
“I know exactly what position I’m in. I’m not saying I can play every three days for 90 minutes for 60 games a season now. I probably can’t do that in a sharp way any more. That’s why I try to just enjoy it and be up for it,” he told Sky Sports.
While Sarri has mainly played Fabregas at the base of Chelsea’s midfield, the former Barcelona star believes he can do a job for the team in a more attacking position.
“I didn’t play in the league for the first three or four months under Antonio Conte until a game against Manchester City, which changed my way in Antonio’s head. After that I played in every game.
“The only thing I have to try to change in this manager’s way is that he only sees me as a player in front of the defence.
“I think in his mind I can only play there, but I have been playing further forward all my life,” Fabregas added.