The Spaniard has now completed the move to Monaco, signing a three-and-a-half year deal.
Fabregas joined Chelsea from Barcelona in 2014 and had initially been a key player for Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte, winning the Premier League title under both. Have your say in the comment section below.
Struggling AS Monaco have boosted their relegation fight by signing experienced midfielder Cesc Fabregas from Chelsea until June 2022.
After joining his new club side, Fabregas described the move as "a new project", calling it a "great honour".
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Fabregas played with Monaco boss Henry at Arsenal at the start of his career, between 2003 and 2007, and the two share the same agent in Darren Dein. "I am very excited", he added.
"We thank Cesc for his wonderful service and wish him the very best of luck for the next chapter in what has been a fantastic career", said Chelsea.
Fabregas puts pen to paper on a three-and-a-half-year deal at the Stade Louis II after passing a medical earlier in the day on the Mediterranean coast.
Fabregas will be required to make an immediate impact for Henry's men, who now languish second from bottom of the Ligue 1 table and face the threat of relegation.
Current Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri is another who changed Fabregas, asking him to become a regista and dictate play from deep areas.
"I'm here to help the team, I'm looking forward to starting".