Cesc Fabregas explains why his Chelsea team were winners and Arsenal were not

first_img Comment Advertisement Advertisement Cesc Fabregas was a key figure at Arsenal under Arsene Wenger (Picture: Getty Images)While falling short of tipping a winner, he believes Arsenal need the win more than Chelsea as the Gunners have ‘nothing’ at the moment.‘Arsenal need it more,’ Fabregas continued. ‘Chelsea basically every year has won a trophy, so it’s a different animal in this case.‘In terms of trophies, Arsenal needs it more and for confidence for next year and getting into Europe. ‘Chelsea are in the Champions League and Arsenal has nothing at the moment.’MORE: Arsenal or Chelsea? Cesc Fabregas predicts who will win FA Cup finalMORE: Borussia Dortmund consider Man Utd flop and Arsenal target Memphis Depay as Jadon Sancho replacementFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Cesc Fabregas explains why his Chelsea team were winners and Arsenal were not Metro Sport ReporterFriday 31 Jul 2020 8:07 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link5.8kShares Cesc Fabregas won two Premier League titles with Chelsea but none with Arsenal (Picture: Getty Images)Cesc Fabregas says the Chelsea teams he played in were much more ruthless and willing to win at all costs than his Arsenal sides, which made the difference between winning trophies and failing to do so.The Spaniard played for Arsenal from 2003-11 and picked up just one trophy in that time, the 2005 FA Cup, before he left for Barcelona.He returned to the Premier League with Chelsea and in four-and-a-half seasons at Stamford Bridge, the midfielder won two Premier League titles, the FA Cup and a League Cup.It has been a wonderfully successful career for Fabregas, who has also won the World Cup and two European Cups with Spain and La Liga with Barcelona, so he knows what makes a winning team.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTLooking back on his time with the Gunners and the Blues, he feels it was too much style and not enough substance at Arsenal, whereas Chelsea were all about the results and it worked.‘Some teams I played in at Arsenal and Chelsea were similar in terms of talent, but the difference I felt straightaway is that at Chelsea we were ruthless,’ Fabregas told the Telegraph.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘At Arsenal there were fantastic, top, top players, but at Chelsea we didn’t really care if one day we had to win 1-0 by not touching the ball for the whole match.‘At Arsenal, and it was maybe partly my fault at some point as the leader and captain that I was, sometimes we forgot that to win leagues and Champions Leagues, you need to win ugly. ‘When I was young I always wanted to play the beautiful game, but there are always five or six games a season that you need to struggle but win. At Chelsea we did that. We were very competitive and very experienced. That’s the main difference.’The 33-year-old, who is still looking to add to his trophy cabinet at Monaco in Ligue 1, will be watching when his two former Premier League clubs meet in the FA Cup final on Saturday at Wembley.last_img read more

Red-hot Ofoedu Wants Super Eagles Call up

first_img“I believe I have done a lot to attract a call to the national team and I trust I will not disappoint if given a first chance to impress,” Chico as he is fondly called by fans stated.“I want to emulate big players like Vincent Enyeama and Nosa Igiebôr who both played for Maccabi Tel Aviv and went on to represent Nigeria,” the pacy and skillful forward added.After his exploits in Turkey, Ofoedu is fast becoming a household name with Maccabi Tel Aviv where he is enjoying a fantastic season but the former Rangers International striker remains focused on wining the league shield with his team this year.“It’s been a very interesting season so far but we have not won the title yet despite our 20 points lead, there is still top 6 playoffs after the regular season but our Spirits are high in expectations” the 26 year old noted.Rohr is currently making the list of players to be invited for the dead rubber AFCON 2019 Match-day 6 and final qualifier against Seychelles on March 22 and an international friendly against Egypt four days later also in Asaba.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The recent pronouncement by the Super Eagles Coach Gernot Rohr that Nigerian players doing well in their various clubs stand a chance of being invited for the upcoming games against Seychelles and Egypt has been applauded across board.Israel-based forward, Chikeluba Ofoedu who has nine goals and seven assists in 17 games so far this season for Israeli giants, Maccabi Tel Aviv is one of those believed to be on the radar of the Franco-German who is keen to bolster the Super Eagles’ squad ahead of AFCON 2019 in Egypt.While Ofoedu agrees that he has already done enough to at least attract the attention of the national team handlers, he was quick to state that he would not rest on his oars until he achieves his long-time ambition of playing for the National team.last_img read more