Details recently emerged that Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas was involved in the Barcelona casino scandal, where Lionel Messi and Gerard Pique visited a gambling establishment just hours before they travelled to England for their crucial Champions League fixture with Man City.
Fabregas is good friends with both players after his time at Barcelona before joining Chelsea in the summer. However, it is surprising that he joined up with rival players in what turned out to be such a high-profile and controversial night out. You can read the full story here.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has yet to comment officially about the incident, it is doubtful he will be please with Fabregas’ behaviour as the Special One prefers his players to stay out of the limelight.
Whilst Chelsea didn’t have a fixture until the weekend, Mourinho won’t be pleased Fabregas travelled such a long way for a night out. If he was really so desperate to meet his Barca pals for a gambling night out, there are many French casinos that could have acted as a half-way point. A French casino would have also been a lot more discreet than the Barcelona casino. For more information of French casinos visit Vegas Casino Francais.
Messi didn’t do his chances of redemption much good by missing a crucial penalty in the dying moments of the Man City game which would have given Barca a two goal advantage. Fabregas on the other hand played a vital role in Chelsea’s victory over Spurs, helping Mourinho win his first silverware since his return as Chelsea Manager.