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'NO CESC AGAIN!' - Chelsea fans express frustration at Conte's latest starting XI

14:51 SAST 2017/02/12
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The Spaniard was recently described as the Blues' version of Andrea Pirlo, yet he continues to struggle to earn a starting berth this season

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.

And a large section of the Chelsea faithful expressed their frustration at the former Arsenal and Barcelona midfielder's absence from the starting lineup once again against Burnley

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.