Cesc education: Why Fabregas slumps at this time every year

There aren’t too many sure things in a world that's in a constant state of flux, but taxes, death and Tony Pulis steering a club clear of Premier League relegation are all pretty safe bets. 

However, for the last six seasons it seems the post-Christmas fading of Cesc Fabregas after an exhilarating start to a season is also now a nailed-on certainty.

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