Fabregas had been introduced in place of Nemanja Matic just after the hour mark, with the Spain global unhappy to have been given a watching brief beforehand.
"Not necessarily, but in football you can never say never. This season we were champions and we want to start next season like champions".
"Sometimes it is all about the coach's decision". I think I have shown you that I have exactly the same commitment. It is between him and me.
"I have desire. I love my job".
"If the club want to sell me, there is only one team and I have made that very clear".
"I am going away, I need a good week away just to reflect".
Conte says Fabregas was brought on to supply more vertical passes.
Many observers wrote off Arsenal's chances before the game due to Mertesacker's impending involvement, but the 32-year-old used that negativity as motivation and went on to produce an assured display in his side's 2-1 victory.
Whichever way we decide to look at it, it's quite unbearable to think of Arsenal and not think of Arsene Wenger.
When change in formation or personnel are the obvious route, Wenger sticks to the same thing and expects the result to just magically change. "But I repeat, Moses is an honest player and if it is [a dive], I don't think he wanted to [cheat] the referee".
They either start bright and then fade alarmingly, only to make a late run or they start slowly, then begin to find some form, before extinguishing quicker than a candle in a gale-force wind the moment "pressure" comes on.
"We scored the goal".