By Will Griffee For Mailonline
Published: 23:32 GMT, 2 January 2019 | Updated: 23:49 GMT, 2 January 2019
Cesc Fabregas appeared to begin saying farewell to the Chelsea supporters inside Stamford Bridge at the conclusion of his side's 0-0 draw with Southampton.
The Spaniard lingered after the full time whistle and made a point of showing his appreciation to the crowd.
Fabregas is likely to feature against Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup game on Saturday, where he may play for the Blues for the final time.
Cesc Fabregas appeared to wave goodbye to Chelsea fans after the 0-0 draw at home
The Spaniard offered a heartfelt applause to those inside the stadium at full time
One Wednesday night, he placed on hand on his chest and waved to those in the stands with the other in an apparently meaningful goodbye.
He gesture was also due to the fact that he has reached a career landmark, playing 500 games in English football.
After the game Fabregas wrote on Twitter: '500 games in