Cesc Fabregas could play again with Monaco this season and should develop with Monegasque Reserve in the National 2 this weekend. The Spanish giant has not appeared with ASM in an official match since September 2021.
Is Cesc Fabregas’ big comeback coming soon? The Spaniard midfielder, who has been absent for several months due to repeated physical disturbances, will return to the field with Monaco this weekend.
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But if their coach Philippe Clément confirms to the press a return to competition this Tuesday, the 2010 world champions will not face Saint-Etienne during the 34th day of Ligue 1 this Saturday. Instead, Cesc Fabregas will play with the reserve team. Homestead club on the lawn of Louis II Stadium during the National 2 match.
117 minutes this season
Philippe Clement mentioned last week the fact that he wants to play Cesc Fabregas in the lower divisions. But the Belgian technician also explained the difficulty of playing to someone who celebrated his 35th birthday on a synthetic lawn in early May.
To the extent possible, precautions have been taken to avoid the risk of injury. So Cesc Fabregas will be pitted by Stéphane Nado against Aubagne on Saturday at 3pm. ASM, in difficulty in their group (14th), were defeated 4–1 by the Bouches-du-Rhne team in the first leg.
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The Spaniard has played only 117 minutes since the start of the season in all competitions. His last appearance in the Monegasque jersey is almost seven months ago, on 16 September, during the Europa League breakthrough against Sturm Graz (1–0). In Ligue 1, the last match played by Cesc Fabregas has already started on 21 August and is an hour away in the loss against Lens (0–2).
Late return to the first team
The former Arsenal and Barca metronome played well in a friendly meeting against Brentford’s reserve at the end of February, but it was his ankle after Ischio at the start of the season that he was injured a few days later.
The last international break was to allow him to take some time off to play during a friendly against satellite club Cercle Bruges. However, the meeting was cancelled. But this time, and after an absence of more than seven months, Cesc Fabregas should return to compete with Monaco. Certainly with the reserve but it is already a start whose contract expires next June.