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Silveriovski

Damn


Daniiiiii

Makes me sad. Come home Cesc and join Tuchel on the coaching staff. Teach our boys how to pass the ball without fear for once. edit: [the "come home" bit has proved a tad controversial...](https://cdn3.whatculture.com/images/2015/05/I-regret-nothing.gif)


azorabye

This made me feel sick.


Rickcampbell98

I'm not even an arsenal fan and I did a double take lmao.


azorabye

I appreciate the solidarity. We can bond over Pires or something lol


Rickcampbell98

Yes, Pires the villa legend, what a guy. Actually probably Paul merson is probably the one guy who I can think of that was good for both of us, so we can bond over the awful takes he makes about football.


azorabye

That’s very true! Wonderful player, horrendous pundit.


BuffaloCorrect5080

David Platt worth a mention


BlurgZeAmoeba

Kevin Richardson?


Brother_To_Wolves

But at least he wrote a book talking about his masturbating habits!


StairwayToLemon

We can bond over Van Persie, if you like?


azorabye

I’m more of an Alexis Sanchez man myself


StairwayToLemon

What, no Mkhitaryan love?


azorabye

He’s a class player, and it was a tragedy he couldn’t play in the Europa league final due to UEFA’s bullshit


sengunner

Respect Silvestre?


StairwayToLemon

[Champions League winner Silvestre](https://c8.alamy.com/compfr/jdxc2x/mikael-silvestre-patrice-evra-manchester-united-v-chelsea-stade-loujniki-moscou-federation-de-russie-21-mai-2008-jdxc2x.jpg)? Of course


IsItSnowing_

We can bond over Willian if you like?


azorabye

I’d take Willian over that Gallas deal a hundred times over lmao. The fact the man wore the number 10. How many times does a Chelsea fan have to make me feel sick today?


Jamesy555

How do you feel about Ashley Cole?


KsychoPiller

I like the idea behind giving him the number 10, shame he Turned out to be such a cunt


InterPool_sbn

Same


FrenchManc

Listen to the little boy in you


azorabye

He remembers Wiltord winning the league at Old Trafford


FrenchManc

Nobody in France can be mad at Sylvain Wiltord, he is forgiven


Bertrand_Rustle

No


Fonty57

We can bond over the sexy Frenchman if you want? I mean Chelsea have had some cult heroes picked up from Arsenal.


osakwe05

in general most arsenal players that go to chelsea become cult heroes and all chelsea players that go to arsenal… dont become cult heroes


Tom_The_Human

Cech? That's about it tho


fatesgift

Luiz as well. Low key everyone including Chelsea fans don't rate him but I've yet to find an Arsenal fan who didn't like him


gq_mcgee

Geezer Dave. Love the guy.


psrandom

Willian will always be a hero. First for not joining Spurs n then for joining Arsenal


MalaysianOfficial_1

Fuck yeah who can forget Agent Willian, the bloke doesn't even try to hide it 😂


Fonty57

You are correct. I like to just refer to those players as…agents.


LeoTheSquid

Luiz was actually decent


aMagicHat16

never seen someone make such a big impact on either side of the ball for both teams as David Luiz


BaBaFiCo

David Luiz, barring the odd mistake, was a great defender and reportedly a good influence in the dressing room. I'd have him a heart beat for these final few games this season given our injuries.


azorabye

Stop trying to bring me pain.


Fonty57

I mean he did have that scorpion kick for you guys.


azorabye

That’s more like it. Can we talk about Shevchenko or something?


Fonty57

I was thinking more along the lines of agent Willian?


FireflyCaptain

same wtf lol. that's savage


PiresMagicFeet

The balls on this man


IsopodResponsible155

Why he's a Chelsea legend. Take down the banner


Party_Translator8918

Barca fans like - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9r_pZL4boE


gordonpown

*clears throat*


azorabye

you threw him out and gave him stockholm syndrome :(


k-tax

Dude, even I was shocked by this take...


osakwe05

thank you for triggering all the arsenal fans here


Clodhoppa81

quite delightful really


PiresMagicFeet

Come home? The fuck are you on about


PornFilterRefugee

Come home to Chelsea? Surely his home is Arsenal if anywhere


I_always_rated_them

On the face of it he seems to give far more of a shit about Chelsea than his other clubs. It's kinda awkward with Arsenal and Barca burnt him hard. _Home_ isn't the right word I guess, but you get the point.


SevenSlade

Judging from his Twitter, he just plays all sides so he comes out on top. Fair play, I guess.


higadopiscina

Fabregas ain’t no jabroni


IMNOT_A_LAWYER

Jabroni? Cool word!


Soren_Camus1905

He's no bozo


BadCogs

This, he is smart.


Dynetor

He still tries to ingratiate himself to Arsenal fans on twitter by saying stuff like “we” and “us” when talking about Arsenal but he just tries to play all sides to try to be liked. Truth be told, I don’t hold anything against him. He left us for his boyhood club and it didn’t work out. Wenger refused to have him back to Arsenal when he was leaving Barca and wanted to rejoin us, so he went down the road to Chelsea. No hard feelings from me.


I_always_rated_them

yeah for sure, I think he does his best to keep everyone happy. Maybe time has healed it but I imagine if he were to get in a role alongside Arteta or be a bit closer to the club a lot of the fans who were quite vocal in support of not bringing him back post Barca would perk up again, while currently they don't really have a reason to.


icemankiller8

Arsenal fans are mixed on him but he likes all the clubs he used to play for


Glass_of_Pork_Soda

Lmao how did Arsenal burn him hard? Man decided to bail on a team that was being built around him


SeriousLads

He said it’s awkward with Arsenal - Barca burnt him hard Though iirc Arsenal turned down the option to resign him, which subsequently led to him joining Chelsea


Glass_of_Pork_Soda

Yeah I'm really struggling with reading lately good lord. Wenger turned him down yeah, he wanted to start the culture of "if you chose to leave us then you can't come back" which was fair


SeriousLads

Yeah fair enough - plus you weren’t exactly struggling for creative players in 2014 lol


DrJethro

I still don't believe we turned him down. Not sure why, but probably because it doesn't sit right with me.


I_always_rated_them

I didn't say they did. Barca burnt their relationship with him when he left. I said the relationship with Arsenal and fans is awkward.


Glass_of_Pork_Soda

Man reading comprehension has not been my thing this week. My bad, I agree with your comment


PiresMagicFeet

Ehh he's always and still says arsenal was his fav, but he obviously has fond memories at Chelsea because of the PL win. Spent way more time and was way more important to us though


lylimapanda

Arsenal? Chelsea? Did he just change DNA somehow?


azorabye

Barca DNAtm. Will forever harbour an irrational hate of Xavi for that one lol


swimmer4200

lets not forget Shakira's dildo either.


azorabye

I’m not following here lol?


RepeatDTD

Pique haha


azorabye

Lmao, I really didn’t pick up on that one. Cheers mate


Levon__Helm

Nothing irrational about it. Fuck Xavi.


azorabye

He is a prick, isn’t he? North London remembers haha


Seijur0Akashi

Arsenal fanz don't treat him that way so i would have thought he'd sway more towards Chelsea considering he won more there.


ball0fsnow

He’s basically been playing at the top level since he was 16. Must take a serious toll as you rarely see these players in their late 30s


Uesugi_Kenshin

Makes you appreciate superhumans like Modric even more.


SageKAoki

Modrics a living legend. Dudes engine and cardio is immense. He always shows up big in the big games too


Party_Translator8918

He seems fitter now, which is odd...


Chinapig

Fitter, happier. More productive.


ButWhy214

Comfortable, not drinking too much


Tavorep

It's not odd. Cardio benefits from being consistent over many many years. It's why you see a lot of top marathoners in their 30s. They have been able to benefit from decades worth of running to build up their cardiovascular system.


SageKAoki

Less explosive, more long cardio type stamina


Pek-Man

They also had vastly different career trajectories. Modric only made it big in the top five leagues four years after Cesc did. Even if the Croatian league is no joke, playing in the Premier League as a teenager is something that will definitely take its toll on even the most talented of players. Take Rooney as anothy example. If you start playing +2000 minutes in the Premier League as a teenager in the midt 2000's, you're not going to be able to keep it up until age 34.


LemonProfessional

Unless you're Ronaldo


McFrankiee

Two jealous👀


ThinkAboutThatFor1Se

And Milner. Scored in the Prem at 16. Still going 20 years later.


LewsTherin177

TIL Fabregas is still playing professionally.


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batigoal

That's crazy.


noChillGuy17

Tbf to Cesc he's been playing at a top level since he was 16. If you've noticed a lot of players who start out early also get burnt out by their mid 30s


black_ravenous

Luka’s played 764 games. Cesc has played 719.


SeekersWorkAccount

Modric is the exception, not the average or standard.


MountainJuice

Giggs started at the very top at 17 and played over 1000 games.


SeekersWorkAccount

Wait wait wait. Next youll tell me there's THREE players who have played more games than Fabregas. Actually nevermind, that's ridiculous.


SemperGumbo

Zlatan is over 800 so add another


Rojiblanc040

That's very old.


noChillGuy17

I'm not trying to downplay Modric, infact I'm saying he's exceeded his fitness levels. I'm trying to compare Cesc to players like Rooney or Owen


JimmyWu21

Owen was on the decline before 30 with those injuries. Said what you want about the man, but hearing him talk about how his injuries changed him really made sad. I know what it’s like to lose an attribute that you rely on. Obviously I’m no where near his level.


2ndRoundEuroStash

Tbf Cesc left Chelsea at 30 and he wasn’t exactly in his prime at that point.


SteinerElMagnifico42

If we’re being real, the Croatian league (where modric spent many years) is not equivalent to the premier league. And that’s where fabregas started his youth. Just like Rooney, Owen..


Treeborg

Hasn't Ronaldo played well over 800 games?


DoJu318

You can’t compare Ronaldo to any “average” footballer, the man is obsessed with keeping his body in top shape, way beyond what anyone would consider reasonable.


Frenkie-de-Jong

How many of those games were in the top 5 leagues?


heyheyitsandre

At one point modric assisted camavinga who was literally half his age


prateek_tandon

Let me tell you about Dani Alves and Pablo Gavi.


htotheh

Let me tell you about Buffon and any other youngster lol


temetilacabezita

I feel like GK shouldn’t count


blacktiger226

Ibrahimovic was 23 and moved from Ajax to Juventus, around the same time Lazetic, his teammate, was born.


rocket_randall

Zlatan at that time even said "What I do with a football Lazetic does with a pacifier." or something


waitonemoment

Holy shit, Modric is fucking beast. Didn't realize they were so close in age.


HIGUAINS_DICKSUCKER

was injured for the last 8 months and barely played when he was fit anyway


LondonerForever

Can't lie, seen more of him on twitter these days than on the pitch


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I get the feeling he is unsettled at Monaco, if you read between the lines


SeriousLads

“This year has been not only the worst year of my career but the worst year of my life” Idk, maybe i’m reading too much into it, but I think he might be slightly unhappy


SevenSeasClaw

Worst day of your life… so far


prodigalkal7

>slightly unhappy Well hell, man you can try to get some context from what he's saying, but don't just jump and put words in his mouth!


dsr541

/r/YourJokeButWorse


joshtothe

Yeah my sources close to the player’s entourage are saying his contract expires in June and he is looking to depart.


OldExperience8252

More like Monaco don’t want to keep someone on high wages who is barely a footballer anymore.


FKN_LAIRY

You’re a real empath


Lolkac

Isn't it because he is constantly injured? Can't be good for his mind.


deleted77

Fabregas is still playing?


GreatSpaniard

Iniesta still playing in Japan, Cesc should join him


ncastleJC

Nah he’ll get relegated. Jk it’s early in the year but Vissel Kobe ain’t lookin good.


roguedevil

Vermaelen was the former Barcelona player keeping them together.


edmar10

I went to a game in Kobe last year and saw Iniesta and Vermaelen play. The atmosphere was amazing and Kobe is a really fun city. I'm a little surprised more older, high-profile foreign players don't go to Japan to play


OneOfThoseDays_

that’s where i’d go if i was allowed in


Knightwing86

this might seem weird but ive always fantasized about starting my football career there in japan and becoming a clubs talisman. you can tell im a captain tsubasa fan lol


nichijouuuu

Question - do you follow the league? J League YouTube account is amazing!! They post so many league 1 and league 2 highlights and also livestream some matches.


ncastleJC

I actually try to haha. I’ve picked Sagan Tosu as the team to follow (they have a rough couple games ahead against the top dogs lol). I have checked out their YouTube! I watch the summarized highlights when they come out.


notyou16

So is Podolski


snoop_chinchilla

Podolski plays in Poland now


n16h7r1d3r

Scored some bangers the other week Will always love Poldi


DrJethro

Amen, such a loveable character, one of my faves


n16h7r1d3r

Loved everywhere he played except maybe Inter Also stayed with his childhood Köln for a large part of his career. Absolute legend to fans of the game. Def one the streets won’t forget anytime soon


notyou16

That's what I meant. That he is still playing. In this case, in Poland.


omegaxLoL

Depends on your definition of playing Last seen on the pitch in September 2021 vs Sturm Graz


GTACOD

Transfermarkt has it as being on the 23rd April for the B team. He played 42 minutes, got an assist, then missed the next match to an ankle injury.


HIGUAINS_DICKSUCKER

He went off after 42 minutes, so he probably got injured in that game


R_Schuhart

He is perpetually injured unfortunately. Even when fit there isn't an automatic starter spot for him.


FarAcanthocephala

Well.. He's in a team but doesn't play


mylanguage

Younger than Modric!


NotAgainKante

Something going on in his personal life too?


R_Schuhart

He has always handled injuries quite badly, it has a massive impact on his confidence and mental health.


ParisLake2

Lmao Monaco supporters, what happened with Fabregas for him to react this way? Monaco are currently 3rd in Ligue 1, still in a tight race for a place in the UEFA Champions League.


SlightCarpet

Not a Monaco supporter but I keep up with Cesc's playing career a bit, he's been fucked with injuries this season. He's probably coming to the end of his career tbh.


LiamAddison

Ngl I already thought he was retired


Allthingsconsidered-

Same, I've seen him give interviews about other players and past experiences... I thought he was enjoying himself by now


mrfocus22

I thought he was talking about it as a coach.


tr_24

His career already ended when he left Chelsea. He has not been same since then.


R_Schuhart

He actually had some decent periods with Monaco though. He wanted to play with youngsters and help them develop in a role that didn't demand too much of him. But injuries, changing managers and a role that didn't play to his strengths really stood in his way. I have mixed feelings towards him, but I hope he can move to a club where he can play for a season or two, refind his joy and end his career with a satisfied feeling.


DarkNightSeven

This looking like an Arsenal return.


internallylinked

We do need a few midfielders hahah


SpaceOwl

Looking like he's retiring soon.


pratthebrat

I don't think that's ever possible. A job behind the scenes at Chelsea maybe.


OldExperience8252

He’s got the biggest salary of the club and barely plays.


Luol-Dengue

a series of injuries that kickstarted some serious locker room cancer behavior, from what we're hearing.


ParisLake2

Why is the Monaco subreddit inactive?


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Luol-Dengue

2 dudes were carrying that sub on their back


JimJimerson90

Jeez what happened?


EdwEd1

Damn son


Plenty_Sound_8425

Where'd you find this.


MrSplashman77

***TRAPAHOLICS***


Adventurous-Tea4740

WE MAKE IT LOOK EASYYYY


notoorius

Fk with ur boi


DerKaiser023

For some reason I thought he had already retired.


avoidthezoinks

I see him at Fulham. I really do.


noobs1996

The older chelsea fans would hate that


TMH2906

The fact that a year where he has been living in Monaco is the worst in his life makes me very envious


FATJIZZUSONABIKE

Don't be. Monaco is boring as shit once you've been around. And the people (unsurprisingly) suck.


Federal-Owl-8947

Fabregas to Milan confirmed


WhyBee92

No u


Federal-Owl-8947

Ehehehehehe I know your current administration is too good for that kind of deal.


SteveBorden

Genuinely thought he was just a pundit now, damn. Go get that MLS bag Cesc


tiwired

He would get run off the pitch in MLS


sILAZS

Come to bruges mate!


SundayLeagueStocko

Come on Cesc get down to Adams Park for a season in the championship fella


SeriousLads

Keep Akinfenwa for another year, imagine that link up


thehunter_1999

I think he should probably end his career or play for like a lower table team in spain.


OlSmokeyZap

Wouldn’t he do well in the Eredivisie? I don’t watch your league, but I remember Odegaard was loaned to ADO Haag because it was a slower league, more technical league that would give him time to physically develop? Maybe it could work in reverse for Fabregas, hiding his physical weaknesses now?


HIGUAINS_DICKSUCKER

It's hardly Monaco's fault he was injured for 46/50 games this season, is it


py87

MLS or Qatar time dude. Or Japan like Iniesta, go experience dope culture and food


tecphile

Always blows my mind that Fabregas racked up 200 appearances for Arsenal before his 21st birthday. He burned so bright at such a young age that, by the time he turned 28, his legs were gone.


yazandeeb13

He literally won the prem at the age of 28 while being the best midfielder in the league that season lol what


Brapfamalam

I'm guessing you never watched him play for arsenal... It's not an exaggeration to say he was twice the player at his peak whilst at arsenal, he played a more agressive box to box role aswell, changed games singlehandedly whilst often playing with questionable talent around him. Racked up the second highest assist record in premier League history before his 21st birthday at the time.


Drprocrastination239

Yeah he was decent at Chelsea but the arsenal version of him was peak fabregas, guy could do everything, all action with an insane eye for a pass.


DogzOnFire

Yeah agreed. He used to be an aggressive attacking midfielder who'd contribute a lot of goals. The [goal against Spurs](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3DaV_xn5xc) comes to mind. He wasn't the same player when he came back to the Premiership. Man Arsenal were fun to watch back then.


Biryani__Whisperer

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MrSplashman77

Seems to happen to German and Spanish players, they start sooo young. Iniesta, Villa, Fabregas, Özil, Schweinsteiger, Götze, and I guess we can also count Rooney here, by age 33 he was playing in the USA. Maybe this is the secret of Italian players, they can play for so long (almost into their 40's) because they start later? Its like you almost have a certain amount of years to burn through as a professional, and it doesn't matter if its 16-34 or 20-38...


Dannybaker

Italians just appear in their teams at ~27 and work their way up from there. At around 33 they're in their prime.


randomgeneratedbs

Legit thought he had retired like two years ago.


ProudhPratapPurandar

Thought he retired a while back ngl


Trickybuz93

TIL Fabregas hasn’t retired


mapleleafMeltdown

Oh well


EpixA

Tell us how you really feel damn.