Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has insisted that his side have fully recovered from their surprise 5-3 defeat to Tottenham on New Year’s Day, the Independent
After taking the lead at White Hart Lane through Diego Costa, the Blues found themselves unable to cope with an impressive attacking display from Spurs, who carved them open time and again to ensure their once hefty lead at the top of Premier League had been wiped out by Manchester City.
Jose Mourinho’s men have since responded by seeing off Championship play-off hopefuls Watford in the FA Cup and then seeing off Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge, although they were on the back-foot for the first half of the latter.
However, Fabregas believes that the result at Spurs was the product of a busy festive programme and that the team are back up to speed now. He said: “You can always have a bad day and things that won’t go your way. But we are ready. Some of us had a little break. We have recovered from the Christmas schedule. It was tough but we feel that we had a few days to rest.”
“Things didn’t go our way, but credit to Tottenham, they played a good game. But that’s it, we are just looking to move forward now.”
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