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Jamie Carragher On Why He Blames Cesc Fabregas For Chelsea Loss To Man City

Conor Neville
By Conor Neville
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Chelsea's 3-0 humbling in Manchester yesterday is partially down to Cesc Fabregas's 'lack of tactical intelligence'. So says Jamie Carragher, who is unsurprised that Barcelona allowed the midfielder return to London.


From his lofty pulpit on Monday Night Football, Carragher said that Fabregas can't defend and his lack of tactical intelligence in midfield led to Chelsea being exposed at the Etihad.

Because you've got someone in Cesc Fabregas who is a fantastic footballer, creates goals, scores goals, but he can't defend as we saw in the first 10 seconds when David Silva turns him and puts Sergio Aguero through.

He lacks tactical intelligence, especially defensively. That's one of the reasons Barcelona let Chelsea take him.

Playing Fabregas in midfield without accompaniment from a watchful, vigilant defensive minded player is asking for trouble, according to Carragher.

If you play him in there (central midfield), Fabregas needs protection from Matic and Ramires and he didn't get that, especially from Ramires.

The problems they had down that left side came from Ramires and Fabregas together.

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