Premier League: 10 talking points from the midweek action | Guardian writers

Cesc Fàbregas is struggling, Emre Can may be the man to take over from Steven Gerrard and Roberto Martínez must get serious about the threat of relegation

This has been a funny-looking Chelsea team at times recently. The last four days have brought a first domestic trophy since 2012 and the kind of victory at West Ham that title-winning seasons are made of. Both of which have been the work of a team that seems to be doing without a midfield right now. At West Ham, Kurt Zouma continued his convincing take on an eager, intelligent, well-meaning centre half pretending to be a defensive midfielder. The real concern though is the player alongside him, Cesc Fàbregas, who right now looks an alarmingly depleted force.

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