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Frank Lampard explains how Fabregas' arrival ended his Chelsea career

Frank Lampard explains how Fabregas' arrival ended his Chelsea career

Lampard, quizzed about his relationship with Fabregas, told BT Sport: "We never played together!"

The feud began when Fabregas confronted Lampard in the 2007 Carling Cup finalWhat's the story?

So it's fair to say Frank Lampard and Cesc Fabregas didn't get along during their careers. However, in spite of Lampard retiring from professional football and Fabregas moving to Chelsea, it appears that there is still some lingering resentment between the two.

In case you didn't know.

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Chelsea legend Frank Lampard, has revealed that the real reason the club let him go in 2014 was over concerns about how his relationship with Cesc Fabregas.

"The way they play is so hard to play against".

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That year, the English midfielder informed: "I'd hate to put pressure on him". Obviously, this did not go down well with the rest of the Chelsea team and a brawl broke out which resulted in the sending off of Toure, Mikel and Emmanuel Adebayor.

They subsequently faced off 18 times across all competitions, often clashing, with Lampard notably leaving several bad tackles on Fabregas en route to Chelsea's Champions League triumph in 2012.

The club's all-time leading goalscorer won every major trophy and was adored by the club's fans during a glittering 13-year spell at Stamford Bridge.

"And there's still a long way to go so that's why we have to keep getting closer and closer and hope they slip up".

"Me and Cesc never really got on well on the pitch so they didn't think we could share a dressing room".

He remains an idol to many at the west London outfit and remains a regular visitor to the ground as a supporter and in his capacity as a pundit for BT Sport.


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