The Spain international was a regular after his shock return to the Premier League in 2014.
However, Fabregas has failed to cement a place in Antonio Conte’s 3-4-3 formation at the Blues.
The midfielder, 29, has started just five Premier League games under the Italian this campaign.
“When I don’t play I’m sad and I don’t enjoy it but I’m happy the team is doing well”
Chelsea star Cesc Fabregas
And Fabregas has revealed he’s desperate to prove to Conte that he deserves to play.
“I play football to win and enjoy,” Fabregas told Chelsea TV.
“When I don’t play I’m sad and I don’t enjoy it but I’m happy the team is doing well.
“Football is my life, it’s everything to me. Every time I’m on the pitch I try to do my best.
“In this game it went well again so I just need to keep going and show the manager I deserve to play.”