The Spaniard was bodychecked by Laurent Koscielny inside the Arsenal area but Clattenburg, who had sent off Per Mertesacker for a last-man challenge on Diego Costa in the first half, opted not to award a penalty.
Penalty decisions were a frequent talking point for Chelsea last season as Fabregas was denied a decisions away to Southampton and against Arsenal, while Diego Costa, Branislav Ivanovic and Gary Cahill were also not awarded spot-kicks despite being fairly clear-cut.
When asked if he felt he deserved a penalty against Arsenal, Fabregas told Sky Sports: “In my opinion, yes. But the referee said no, what can I do?
“It’s not the first time, it’s not the second, it’s not the third that I was denied a penalty. So I’m not surprised any more.
“Yes, really. Counting last year. Maybe it’s a coincidence.”