The Catalans recorded a 4-1 away win over Zaragoza on Saturday to narrow the gap to Madrid to three points, with Los Blancos having a game in hand. Fabregas, however, feels that their arch-rivals are still the team to beat.
"We weren’t expecting to be three points behind Real Madrid at this point in the competition, but there’s a lot of Liga still left to be played. They’re still favourites to win it," Fabregas said to reporters.
"It was a difficult match [against Zaragoza]. The conditions weren’t optimal, but the team played with a lot of character - we deserved the victory. We had a lot of chances that we weren’t able to capitalise on.
"It was a very hard-fought match. It’s a shame to play on a pitch like this, on such a dry field where the ball is so painfully slow."
Barcelona resume La Liga action on Tuesday when they take on Getafe.