Fabregas still wary of timeless Andres Iniesta

Iniesta's qualities make him a formidable player regardless of his age, according to Chelsea's Cesc Fabregas.

Fabregas still wary of timeless Iniesta

Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas says the danger posed by Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta has not diminished with age.

Fabregas will face his former team-mate and compatriot when the Catalans visit Stamford Bridge for the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on Tuesday.


Iniesta, 33, has been used with caution by head coach Ernesto Valverde, having only completed 90 minutes twice this season in all competitions.

The Spain star was substituted in the second half of Saturday's 0-2 LaLiga win at Eibar and is almost certain to start against Chelsea, with January signing Philippe Coutinho ineligible.

And Fabregas has no doubt Iniesta remains a fine player, especially as he has rarely had to rely on physical qualities in his career.

"He's still good; for this type of player, age doesn't really matter," said Fabregas.

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