He may be Chelsea's Andrea Pirlo according to Antonio Conte, but Cesc Fabregas simply cannot buy a start at the moment.
The Spaniard, who was compared to Pirlo in the build up to the Blues' Premier League trip to Burnley on Sunday, was once again named on the substitutes bench for the clash at Turf Moor.
Fabregas has impressed when turning out for Chelsea as a substitute, but he cannot usurp N'Golo Kante or Nemanja Matic for a starting berth in the middle of the park.
@ChelseaFC NO CESC AGAIN— emily (@margotsrobbie) February 12, 2017
@ChelseaFC FABREGAS?— notorious deeven (@RockDeeven) February 12, 2017
@ChelseaFC FREE FABREGAS— Haunt (@Haunt2589) February 12, 2017
@ChelseaFC Fabregas ??— Yung General (@XIXMusic) February 12, 2017
@ChelseaFC FABREGAS— @ (@stirland_chris) February 12, 2017
@ChelseaFC WHERE IS CESC I HAVE SNAPPED— M (@MAGlCESC) February 12, 2017
@ChelseaFC ffs Cesc is leaving— sn (@Sxdaq) February 12, 2017
@ChelseaFC PLAY FABREGAS FOR ONCE— George (@GKilloughery) February 12, 2017
Chelsea starting lineup: Courtois; Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Cahill (c); Moses, Kante, Matic, Alonso; Pedro, Diego Costa, Hazard.
Chelsea substitutes: Begovic, Zouma, Ake, Chalobah, Fabregas, Willian, Batshuayi.
Burnley starting lineup: Heaton; Lowton, Keane, Mee, Ward; Boyd, Barton, Westwood, Brady; Gray, Barnes.
Burnley substitutes: Robison, Flanagan, Arfield, Vokes, Darikwa, Gudmundsson, Tarkowski.