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Cesc Fabregas blames misfiring Chelsea strikers for club's Premier League form

Cesc Fabregas blames misfiring Chelsea strikers for club's Premier League form

- Chelsea midfielder, Cesc Fabregas, has stated the reason behind the Blues poor form this season

- The Spanish midfielder believes the strikers at the London club are not performing much this season

- Last season Chelsea had Diego Costa leading the attack and he scored twenty plus goals in the season

Chelsea midfielder, Cesc Fabregas, believes that poor finishing from the Blues strikers is behind their poor and inconsistent form this season.

With two games left for Antonio Conte side to play in the Premier League, last season's champions are underdogs in a fight to finish in the top four.

Chelsea conceded 33 goals in 38 League matches last term, at a average of 0.87 per game. And while their defensive record has remained fairly similar this season — 34 conceded in 36 so far (0.94 per game) — their attacking numbers have not been impressive.

Last season Chelsea attack were led by 20-goal frontman Diego Costa and with Eden Hazard scoring 16, as they averaged 2.24 per game. The team's goals-per-game figure has dropped to 1.69 this season.

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Following the departure of Costa, Hazard leads the way this season with 12 of Chelsea's 61 League goals, while Alvaro Morata — who joined from Real Madrid last July for £70.6m including add-ons — is the top-scoring striker on 11.

Although Chelsea's form has improved of late and they have won their last five matches in all competitions, with Fabregas putting their recent revival down to an improvement in finishing.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Fabregas explained: "We are taking more chances because we are winning, and that's the most important [thing].

"I think defensively as well, we have been keeping clean-sheets.

"But the biggest regret this season, it's been up front, not taking our chances. We have had many, many chances to score in games, to win games that we didn't win.

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"We could have won more if we had been more clinical and that's been our weakest point this season."

Fabregas who joined Chelsea in 2014 in his part has not been having his dream season as he has scored just twice in 31 appearances for the Blues this season, adding four assists.

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