Andrea Pirlo is one of the greatest midfielders to have played the game, and like Cesc Fabregas, he doesn’t have the energy to bust up and down the field or an incredible work rate – what he has is an incredible talent to pass the ball and awareness of the players surrounding him even without him turning around.
Antonio Conte coached the Italian legend during his time at Juventus and he’s currently manager of Cesc Fabregas. Conte has once likened Fabregas to Pirlo, and Chelsea legend Pat Nevin wants to know who’s the better passer of the ball between the two.
He wrote in his column in the official Chelsea website: “It jumped into my mind during the game that there was a question I had wanted to ask Antonio Conte last Thursday at the Chelsea Pitch Owners dinner that I completely forgot among all the other queries. It was simply, who is the better passer of a football, Fabregas or Pirlo? No one is better placed to give a view on that and maybe it would be an unfair question anyway, but I do think it is a valid one, which speaks volumes for Cesc’s ability.”