CHELSEA star Cesc Fabregas appears to have ‘leaked’ some key team news for today’s Premier League trip to Huddersfield.
Maurizio Sarri’s is taing charge of his first league match as Blues boss, but Fabregas looks unlikely to be playing in the top flight curtain-raiser.
That’s after he posted a video on his Instagram account working out in a pool at Chelsea’s Cobham training ground.
He appeared to be running on a treadmill in the water – meaning if the video was filmed as well as uploaded this morning – he’s out of today’s match at the John Smith’s Stadium.
Fabregas was expected to line-up in midfield with new signing Jorginho.
But his place could now go to Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who is back at Chelsea after impressing on loan at Crystal Palace last season.
Mateo Kovacic was signed from Real Madrid on transfer deadline day, but this match could come too soon for him.
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Other options for Sarri include Ross Barkley and Danny Drinkwater.
N’Golo Kante isn’t expected to be named in the side having only recently returned to training after helping France win the World Cup.
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Tiemoue Bakayoko is still on the club’s books but is set to join AC Milan on loan for the season.
Barkley got the nod for last weekend’s defeat to Manchester City in the Community Shield.
He lined up alongside Fabregas and Jorginho in a three-man midfield.
The ex-Everton man is likely to start again, but Fabregas’ apparent absence will be a major blow to Sarri as he looks to get off to a winning start in the Premier League.
“I hope that the second part of the season, for us, will be very good with a lot of points,” Sarri said when previewing the Huddersfield game yesterday.
“I expect in the first part of the season some problems.
“Maybe the performances in the first part of the season will not be in line with the potential of the squad. Maybe, in the first part.
“I think you have to wait for a couple of months. You have to wait.”