Cesc Fabregas All But Confirms Monaco Switch After Emotional Chelsea Exit

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Fabregas captained Chelsea to a 2-0 FA Cup win at home to Nottingham Forest on Saturday, bidding what looked to be an emotional farewell to the Stamford Bridge crowd at the end of the game.

The former Arsenal and Barcelona midfielder was pictured crying on the pitch following the final whistle as he prepares to leave Chelsea in the transfer window.

According to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, Fabregas has agreed to join Ligue 1 strugglers AS Monaco on a three-year deal, where he will reunite with former Arsenal teammate Thierry Henry.

The Blues had Alvaro Morata to thank for their victory as the Spanish striker scored twice in the second half, both from Callum Hudson-Odoi crosses, having also squandered two glorious opportunities. Morata then doubled the lead with a header 10 minutes later as Sarri's mean eased into the fourth round.

For Chelsea, Morata has nine goals in 24 games this season and there is no denying that he could be better.

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That wasn't his main problem today though with an open goal miss going viral for the unlucky marksman. Fabregas stepped up, but his tame penalty was saved by Steele low to his right.

He was given a standing ovation when replaced by N'Golo Kante in the 85th minute and the Spaniard indicated in a post-match interview that reports of his imminent departure were true.

Chelsea's starting eleven to face Nottingham Forest confirmed.

"Alvaro did really well getting his goals and we all worked hard as a team".

Speaking after the game, Chelsea coach Carlo Cudicini was impressed with the English youngster's display, saying he will be in contention for more regular game time at Stamford Bridge.