In the end, though, the Spaniard became a crucial part of the Blues' title win and in the 2017-18 campaign, Fabregas has made 21 appearances in all competitions, including 12 starts.
Conte was dismissed just before halftime for disputing a decision by referee Neil Swarbrick in the Premier League game at Stamford Bridge, which his team won 1-0.
"I wasn't playing, not really part of his initial plans and at that point you can do two things".
"You can just give up and accept you are not going to be part of the team or the club in the future".
"I think that the coach has to make the best decision for the team, I tried to make the best decision, in this season he is playing with regularity, he is performing well and I hope in the future to continue in this way".
"In the first half Swansea were wasting time".
"I would be lying if said I wasn't anxious. I understand his philosophy and must say I am very proud of this, also very happy I am where I want to be and that's all down to belief and trust and hard work". "Especially how I play, the position, you can go for many more years, I can tell you many cases", Fabregas said.
Fabregas will play a big role coming ahead if Chelsea want to compete on all four fronts with his vision being key to Chelsea unlocking defences.
The three clubs who Chelsea can face in the next round are PSG, Barcelona or Besiktas.
"It is true that I have a very good personal relationship with him, I love his work, I love his passion, I love his ideas. What is 30? Nothing", said Fabregas.
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