The Chelsea’ defensive rock, David Luiz revealed Cesc Fabregas made an emotional farewell speech to his Chelsea team-mates after playing his last match for the club.
Fabregas was handed the captain’s armband for the 2-0 win over Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup on Saturday, ahead of his expected January move to Monaco.
The Spain international appeared to wave goodbye to the Chelsea supporters when he was substituted in the closing stages of the match, and Luiz says Fabregas addressed his team-mates in the dressing room after the game.
“He did a speech and then after that we all said thank you for him, and hugged him,” said Luiz, who declined to reveal what Fabregas said.
Fabregas travelled to France on Sunday to holds with Monaco over joining the Ligue 1 club.
Fabregas who has won four major trophies, including two league titles, during his time at Stamford Bridge and Luiz believes the 31-year-old will go down as one of the greatest players of his Premier League duration.