Fabregas prefers league to cup

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Chelsea may have lost Saturday’s FA Cup final to Arsenal, but midfielder Cesc Fabregas insists their Premier League title is the bigger prize.

The Spaniard lost out to his former team as the Gunners won 2-1 at Wembley, but he wouldn’t swap the cup for his league title.

"It wasn't easy to lose, but it was still a good season," he told reporters in the mixed zone afterwards. "We go home with a bad taste.

"But we would prefer to win the Premier League to the FA Cup, so it is still a good season."

As has often been the case this season, Fabregas was left out of the starting XI by Blues manager Antonio Conte before coming on in the second half, but the Spaniard insists that he has no personal problems with the Italian.

"I am not upset and I have nothing against Antonio," he added. “He has done a fantastic job."I think I have a very good relationship with him. He has been honest with me and me with him. I understand his idea of football very, very well. I like it a lot.

"Every player wants to play more. This is in the genes of a winner. I am one of them and I will never put my head down or hands down. I want to fight."