After being nutmegged by a Chelsea youngster, Cesc Fabregas began a training-ground brawl.
After getting nutmegged by former Chelsea youngster Charly Musonda during a training session in 2015, Cesc Fabregas came to blows with the Belgian.
After being humiliated by a Chelsea academy player, Cesc Fabregas lost his cool and started a training ground brawl.
Charly Musonda, a Belgian teenager, nutmegged Fabregas during a training session in December 2015, which enraged the Spaniard.
According to MailSport at the time, the former Barcelona and Arsenal midfielder lunged at Musonda with both feet, and the two had to be separated forcefully after squaring up to each other and exchanging some angry words.
The incident occurred just days before Jose Mourinho’s second spell as Chelsea manager came to an end, with the club languishing just a few points above the relegation zone after a disastrous start to the season.
Tensions were understandably high after the defending champions had only won four of their first sixteen league games.
Fabregas’ reaction was out of character, as he was regarded as a mentor to Chelsea’s academy players at the time.
According to reports, Mourinho dealt with the situation on the spot, and neither player was punished.
Musonda, who is still under contract with Chelsea, is another of the club’s highly talented youngsters who has fallen short of expectations.
Chelsea had high hopes for the young Belgian, just as they had for Gael Kakuta and Josh McEachran before him, but a couple of unsuccessful loan spells and an awful posterior cruciate ligament injury have completely derailed his career.
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The 25-year-old announced in November that he would not be extending his contract with the Blues, which is set to expire in six months, bringing an end to his 10-year association with the club.
Meanwhile, Fabregas went on to star for Chelsea during Antonio Conte’s title-winning season the following season.
After seeing his playing time cut by Conte’s successor, Maurizio Sarri, he eventually left the club and joined Monaco in 2019.