Cesc Fabregas has named the top five players he has played alongside, snubbing anyone from Chelsea.
Fabregas shone at Arsenal before earning a move to Barcelona though he returned to the Premier League with Chelsea, winning the title at Stamford Bridge.
Though of the current Monaco star’s top five, he played with three of them at Barcelona with Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta and Xavi making the cut.
Arsenal legend Thierry Henry is also there while Fabregas’s international team-mate David Silva rounds off the five.
Fabregas was asked by Rio Ferdinand on The Locker Room the top five players he has ever played with.
Lionel Messi, Xavi and Andres Iniesta make Cesc Fabregas’s top five
And the midfielder said: “The first two are easy because they are Lionel Messi, as you can imagine, and Thierry Henry.
“Thierry’s personality man, his presence. I felt he was unstoppable. You would never see him in the treatment room. That’s what fascinated me the most.
“He was always ready for a fight, ready for a match, a bit like Leo in a way.
“In training, oh my god, if he lost in training you could not stand him. These two are the biggest competitors I’ve seen.
“Then I’ve got to put Andres Iniesta. He’s my friend but I felt like we always had this understanding, and he had the ability to take on players. I never had that.
“David Silva, I played with him since I was 16. We won everything with Spain.
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“People will not say he’s the best in the world, but for me, when you enjoy playing football and you feel connected, it’s like we were made for each other.
“Then it has to be Xavi. What a player. Those…