Fabregas scored his first league goal for Chelsea as the Premier League leaders survived a late Crystal Palace fightback to maintain a five-point lead at the top of the EPL table.
The blues were playing away to Crystal Palce.
If Chelsea missed the presence of top scorer, Diego Costa, they didn’t show it when they opened scoring with a 25-yard Oscar freekick.
Chelsea’s Cesar Azpilicueta and Palace’s Damien Delaney were sent off before Fabregas scored a second goal in the 50th minute.
Fraizer Campbell’s late goal provided a scare but Jose Mourinho’s men held on.
Chelsea were untroubled throughout stoppage time to keep hold of their advantage and unbeaten record at the top of the Premier League.