Cesc Fabregas jokes about winning title for Leicester… four years after ‘Battle of the Bridge’

Marilyn Dubinski Chelsea FC

Cesc Fabregas couldn’t resist a dig at Tottenham fans on social media, four years on from the infamous ‘Battle of the Bridge’.

In May 2016, a 2-2 draw between the Blues and Spurs at Stamford Bridge, with Eden Hazard scoring a late equaliser, handed the Premier League title to Leicester City after an ill-tempered affair between the two London rivals.  

The former Chelsea midfielder, now at Monaco, tweeted on Saturday: ‘Today 4 years ago, we won the Premier League’, before adding ‘For Leicester City.’ 

Cesc Fabregas played for Chelsea and Arsenal and couldn't resist a dig at rivals Tottenham

Cesc Fabregas played for Chelsea and Arsenal and couldn't resist a dig at rivals Tottenham

Cesc Fabregas played for Chelsea and Arsenal and couldn’t resist a dig at rivals Tottenham 

Fabregas played in the 'Battle of the Bridge' in 2016 which handed the title to Leicester City

Fabregas played in the 'Battle of the Bridge' in 2016 which handed the title to Leicester City

Fabregas played in the ‘Battle of the Bridge’ in 2016 which handed the title to Leicester City 

Four years ago, Tottenham needed to beat Chelsea to keep their title hopes alive as the season reached its climax. 

Early goals from Henug-min Son and Harry Kane put Spurs two goals up in the first-half, before Chelsea launched a comeback. 

Gary Cahill pulled one back before Hazard’s late heartbreaker handed 5,000-1 title winners Leicester the title. 

Fabregas and team-mate Diego Costa react in front of the Spurs fans at Stamford Bridge

Fabregas and team-mate Diego Costa react in front of the Spurs fans at Stamford Bridge

Fabregas and team-mate Diego Costa react in front of the Spurs fans at Stamford Bridge 

It was an aggressive game, with referee Mark Clattenburg issuing thirteen yellow cards in total, including nine for Tottenham players. 

Subsequently, Moussa Dembele received a six-game ban for appearing to eye-gouge Diego Costa, and Erik Lamela got into a tussle with Fabregas himself. 

Tensions boiled over around the tunnel after full-time, as players and management clashed.

Fabregas moved to Chelsea in 2014 from Barcelona, having previously been captain at Spurs’ rivals Arsenal in the early stages of his career. 

He won a Premier League title under Jose Mourinho in his first season and went onto make 198 appearances for the club before moving to Monaco in January last year. 

An ill-tempered affair resulted in 13 yellow cards as Tottenham's title hopes disappeared

An ill-tempered affair resulted in 13 yellow cards as Tottenham's title hopes disappeared

An ill-tempered affair resulted in 13 yellow cards as Tottenham’s title hopes disappeared 

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