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Antonio Conte gives his view on Fabregas' situation

Antonio Conte gives his view on Fabregas situation

Conte happy to have Fabregas in squad

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has insisted that Cesc Fabregas will not be leaving the club during the winter transfer window. The Spain international has been a regular from the substitutes' bench this season.

Recent speculation suggested that the World Cup winner could head through the exit door in January as he does not fit in to the 3-4-3 formation Conte has reverted to.

However, ahead of the Blues encounter against Everton on Saturday, Conte has affirmed that the playmaker remains a key part of his plans for the campaign.

"Fabregas is Chelsea's player, I am very happy to have him in my squad," he told reporters. "Now is important for him to recover well and find the right form and stay with us and with the team."

Fabregas will return to Premier League action after the international break as he has yet to fully recover from a thigh injury.