Cesc Fabregas represented both clubs during his playing career in the Premier League, winning the FA Cup with Arsenal in 2005 and the same trophy with Chelsea in 2018.
Cesc Fabregas has suggested he’d rather see Arsenal win the FA Cup because the north London club “needs it more”.
Fabregas represented both teams during his playing career in the Premier League, winning the FA Cup with Arsenal in 2005 and the same trophy with Chelsea in 2018.
In recent years Chelsea have ensured a steady flow of trophies have come their way, with the Europa League in 2019 the most recent.
Arsenal, who incidentally lost in that final to Chelsea, last won a trophy in 2017 when they beat the Blues 2-1 at Wembley to win the FA Cup.
The trophy was their third major honour of the decade – a ten-year period in which Chelsea won a staggering 11 cups.
Fabregas has no favourites when it comes to picking between his two former clubs.
But he suggested he’d rather Arsenal take home the crown this weekend, because they need a trophy more than Chelsea do at this time.
“Arsenal need it more,” Fabregas told the Daily Telegraph. “Chelsea basically every year has won a trophy, so it’s a different animal in this case.
“In terms of trophies, Arsenal needs it more and for confidence for next year and getting into Europe. Chelsea are in the Champions League and Arsenal has nothing at the moment.”