The Spain international engaged in several intense battles with Terry’s Chelsea after establishing himself at Arsenal.
Fabregas speaking with Sky Sports, said;
“He is the type of player that I had many battles with.
“I disliked him very much at some point playing for Arsenal, we had a lot of confrontations, but one thing I always had for him was respect.”
The Chelsea midfielder added;
“I think it was maybe the most difficult season for him [last season], for a lot of reasons.
“He showed to be before a great man and then a great player. He showed he will always be a great captain for this team and I have to tell him a big, big, big thanks.”