Cesc Fabregas feels he has regained his sharpness for Chelsea but is it a loss to explain why he lost his form in the first place.
Fabregas was one of several Chelsea players who struggled in the first half of the season, but the Spaniard is feeling back to his best again after helping the Blues to a 1-0 win at Arsenal on Sunday.
After the game, Fabregas told Sky Sports: “I’m feeling very sharp, I think my brain is much quicker than the last few months. I struggled for a little bit, I don’t know why, but the sharpness is back.
“Under pressure I’m much more in control, I’m not shaky, I’m not under pressure, but my team-mates made it easier for me.
“In the last year, I think I’m in the best form now, yes.’
Asked whether he should have had a penalty when he was barged over by Laurent Koscielny, Fabregas said: “I don’t know. In my opinion yes but I don’t know, the referee said no.
“What can I do? It’s not the first time, not the second time, not the third day I don’t get a penalty so I’m not surprised any more.”
Guus Hiddink agrees with Fabregas about his form, adding: “Fabregas is in a line of improving. He played previous games in a better way as well.
“He likes to be able to play and have that opportunity to play.
“We need that balance in the team, in the creative and the ‘destructive’ part as well. We have boys who can win the ball back and he can play.”