Cesc Fabregas’ emotions appeared to get the better of him after Chelsea’s 1-1 draw with Huddersfield on Wednesday, as he appeared to snub David Wagner’s handshake attempts.
The result leaves Chelsea relying on other results to qualify for the Champions League, while it confirmed Huddersfield’s remarkable survival in the Premier League against the odds.
Fabregas and his teammates were unhappy with the referee’s performance at Stamford Bridge, with Lee Mason blowing the half time whistle after awarding them a corner. The 31-year-old then didn’t embrace Wagner despite his best efforts at full time, but the German doesn’t hold a grudge.
“He was angry, he was speaking Spanish, I didn’t hear him. He had a really good game,” Wagner said.
Blues boss Antonio Conte appears to have suggested he will be leaving Stamford Bridge in the summer: “I think for this season this is my last game,” he said after the game.
“It’s always the same and I don’t have anything to add.
“This is not my task, there is a club to judge the situation and then to take the best decision.”
Chelsea now head to Newcastle needing to win and hoping Brighton can take three points at Liverpool. Both games, like all Premier League fixtures on the final day, will kick off at the same time on Sunday.