Down at the Liberty Stadium, in South Wales, Cesc Fabregas had a fruitful afternoon.
The Spaniard, who scored Chelsea’s winning goal, as early as the fourth minute, became with that strike, his 50th in the Premier League, the 3rd Spanish player to hit that milestone, following in the footsteps of Fernando Torres and Diego Costa.
His contribution to the Chelsea victory also saw him named as the man-of-the-match, prompting the Spaniard to tweet,
50 Premier League goals, 3 points and MOTM award.
Perfect day at the office.
Thank you for always being there. ? pic.twitter.com/pLwTLs3rjX
— Cesc Fàbregas Soler (@cesc4official) April 28, 2018
A nice touch there remarking about the away support.
As for the man himself when collared by the good folk of BT Sport, for a quick interview, Fabregas had this to say,
“We started well, created chances and had control of the game. We were comfortable but the last five, 10 mins of the first half but then we struggled a bit and then came back into it. Same again in the second half.
“We know every game is a final for us. We have an opportunity to finish in the top four. We have to show our pride and that we really want to make it happen. The bad things is, it’s not up to us but we have to put the pressure on.”
Fabregas may be approaching the twilight of his career and his long-term Chelsea future may be in doubt, but on his day he is still a match-winner.