Cesc Fabregas Makes Surprising Choice When Asked to Name Chelsea's Most Skilful Player

Jamie Spencer

​ Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas opted for a rather surprising choice when asked to name the club's most skilful player this week, avoiding expected names like Eden Hazard, Pedro, or even David Luiz.

Rather, it is apparently fringe defender Kurt Zouma who has the best locker of tricks.


"You know who pulls out tricks in training who you wouldn't expect? Kurt Zouma," Fabregas revealed to FourFourTwo at an 'alternative press conference' for club sponsors Carabao.

"He makes a lot of tricks which are very useful, I promise," the Spaniard added.

Unable to break into Antonio Conte's preferred back three, Zouma has been given just 69 minutes of Premier League since returning from a long-term knee injury in January.

He started Wednesday night's clash with Manchester City as Conte looked to find a way to cope without injured wing-back Victor Moses, only to be sacrificed at half-time when the Chelsea boss decided he needed more in midfield.

"I think Kurt played a really good game but the substitution was tactical," Conte explained after the 2-1 victory.

Chelsea v Manchester City - Premier League
Chelsea v Manchester City - Premier League

"In the first half we were suffering a lot in midfield and they were finding spaces between the lines, so I wanted to reinforce the midfield with (Nemanja) Matic, bring [Cesar Azpilicueta] into his position and play Pedro as wing-back."

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