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Cesc Fabregas explains Willy Caballero penalty bet that led to him buying Chelsea goalkeeper a new car

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Cesc Fabregas has explained how he ended up buying a Range Rover for former Chelsea team-mate Willy Caballero in 2018.

Fabregas attempted to provide some comic relief on social media by hilariously recounting the circumstances which led to the purchase after the story was first mentioned by former Blues youngster Marcin Bulka during an interview last month.

So, after a player already told the story to the press of what happened one day in 2018 and many people asked me if it’s true, there we go,” Fabregas wrote on Twitter.

“Many times for many years after training, I stay a little bit longer to take some penalties. I always made little bets with the goalkeepers to put a bit of spice into the challenge.

“For some reason, I never really missed one. So one day I got too confident & it got an of out of hand. It was Willy Caballero’s turn and I told him that if he saved it I’d get him a Range Rover.

“Unfortunately for me, he saved it in front of the whole team so u can imagine how it went… I went from feeling the most confidence to feeling the most stupid guy on earth Smiling face with open mouth and cold sweat.

“Everybody obviously was shouting and laughing that I had to pay my debt. I went to a scrapyard and I found a destroyed Range Rover that couldn’t be used at all for £950 so I said, you know what? I’ll get that.

“The next day they brought to the training ground and well… I’ll show you the rest on a video. The lesson of the story is: Don’t bet at all at any cost.”

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