By Chelsea correspondent Tony Hughes
Cesc Fabregas has revealed that Chelsea’s wretched start to the season is causing him sleepless nights.
Fabregas has lost his place in the team for the last two Premier League matches but looked back to his best on Friday night as he ran the show during Spain’s 2-0 win over England.
The midfielder admitted how the troubles that have left Chelsea rooted in 16th in the table are affecting him.
“When things don’t go right I can’t sleep at night,” Fabregas explained. “Sometimes when I am at home, in bed, I wonder.
“You have your own thoughts and the manager will have his thoughts about what is going on and it is all about talking about things and putting this right all together.
Football is my life. It is everything to me. My family keep me happy sometimes but when football does not go well, my life is not happy.
“I try to fix it and try to put it right. We are used to always being at the top.
“The season is f***ed. The results have not done justice to what we do on the pitch. We are doing things better, but we’ve had no luck. We have to start winning now.’
“We are not in the best moment at the club and we want to lift ourselves up and start playing better. We don’t like to be losing.
“The manager and some other players, we have always been lucky enough to play for big teams. Always trying to get to the top and always fighting for things. In the Champions League.”
Fabregas, who publicly denied accusations he was leading a player revolt earlier this month, also threw his backing behind underfire manager Jose Mourinho.
“I cannot support him even more than I am doing. I am always saying he deserves it, 100 per cent,” Fabregas insisted.
“We are not playing well but that does not mean we are not in favour of the manager or something like that. We want to win for Chelsea, that is the first thing.
“We want the club to be at the top and someone like Mourinho who is having difficult times and the players, then you have to support each other and give our best.”