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Gullit urges Chelsea boss Conte to play Cesc, Loftus-Cheek against Arsenal

Chelsea hero Ruud Gullit is urging Antonio Conte to shake up his midfield for their trip to Arsenal.

The Dutch legend believes Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Cesc Fabregas should be given a chance in the Chelsea team against Arsenal.

"I can understand why many Chelsea fans want to see Fabregas start against the Gunners and increase their attacking threat," Gullit told the BBC.

"Personally I would like to see Ruben Loftus-Cheek in the Chelsea team too - he has not played at all in the Premier League so far this season, and I don't know why.

"But of course I do not watch him or Fabregas in training and without seeing either player every day it is difficult to demand that he has to play - that is for Conte to decide.

"The fact he did well in [the Leicester game] does not mean he will play on Saturday but whether he is picked or not will tell us more about how big a part he plays in Conte's plans.

"Fabregas is very creative of course, but he is not known for chasing back or tackling, which might be why he has spent most of this season on the bench."

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