Fabregas back after seven months away

Cesc Fabregas could play again with Monaco this season and should evolve with the Monegasque reserve in National 2 this weekend. The Spanish veteran has not appeared with ASM in an official match since September 2021.

Is Cesc Fabregas’ big comeback coming soon? Absent for many months due to repeated physical glitches, the Spanish midfielder will return to the field this weekend with Monaco.

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But if his coach Philippe Clement confirmed his return to competition this Tuesday in front of the press, the 2010 world champion will not face Saint-Etienne this Saturday during the 34th day of Ligue 1. Instead, Cesc Fabregas will play with the reserve team of the Principality club on the lawn of the Louis II Stadium during a National 2 match.

117 minutes this season

Philippe Clement had mentioned last week the fact of wanting to play Cesc Fabregas in the lower divisions. But the Belgian technician also explained the difficulty of playing the one who will celebrate his 35th birthday in early May on a synthetic lawn.

A precaution taken to avoid the risk of injury as much as possible. Cesc Fabregas will therefore be lined up by Stéphane Nado against Aubagne on Saturday at 3 p.m. ASM, in difficulty in its group (14th), had been beaten 4-1 in the first leg by the Bouches-du-Rhône team.

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The Spaniard has only played 117 minutes since the start of the season in all competitions. His last appearance in the Monegasque jersey dates back almost seven months, on September 16, during a success in the Europa League against Sturm Graz (1-0). In Ligue 1, the last match played by Cesc Fabregas already dates from August 21 and a quarter of an hour of play in a defeat against Lens (0-2).

A delayed return to the first team

The former metronome of Arsenal and Barça had played well in a friendly meeting at the end of February against the reserve of Brentford but after the ischio at the start of the season it was his ankle that he was then injured a few days later. late.

The last international break was to allow him to find some playing time during a friendly match against the satellite club Cercle Bruges. However, the meeting was cancelled. But this time, and after more than seven months of absence, Cesc Fabregas should return to competition with Monaco. Certainly with the reserve but it is already a start for the one whose contract will end next June.

Jean-Guy Lebreton with Clement Brossard

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