Fabregas has always been a magician when it comes to passing the ball and is known for his ability of finding team-mates. This season he has 27 appearances for the Blues this season so far. However, he has been struggling for form recently with only 4 assists and a single goal in 27 matches, falling behind the likes of Mesut Ozil and Paul Pogba. Despite his fall in form the Chelsea centre midfielder still holds the record to be the first and only player in the Premier League to achieve 10 or more assists in 6 different seasons. The ex Barcelona man now has 111 assists in 339 Premier League appearances. Lets look back on how Chelse’s number 4 achieved this record.
After joining Arsenal in 2003⃣/4⃣ the 20 year old quickly became a promising prospect and became a frequent starter in the Gunners squad, making 78 Premier League appearances in hist first 3 seasons. Fabregas first achieved over 10 assists during the 2006/7 campaign where the Spain international made it into double figures with 11 assists for the season.
The Arsenal man was able to better his previous seasons assist tally during the 2007⃣/8⃣ campaign, where the midfielder achieved an amazing 17 EPL assists. As well as getting himself on the scoresheet 7 times.
After failing to reach 10 assists in the 2008⃣/9⃣ season, where he collected 8 assists the now 30 year old began to captain the Gunners at the start of the 2009⃣/🔟 season were he was able to meet his previous form by assisting fellow team mates 13 times, making this his 3rd time reaching over 10 assists in a season.
Fabregas followed the form shown in the previous season and secured his 4th time reaching over 10 assists in a premier league season, where he managed 11 assists and 3 goals in 25 appearances during the 20🔟/1⃣1⃣ season. This was Fabregas’ last season in the Arsenal red shirt as the star joined his home side Barcelona for a fee of £35 million.
After 3 seasons in Spain where he managed 10, 14 and 19 assists at Barca the Spaniard returned to the Premier League for a fee of £30million where he joined Chelsea. During his first season with the Blues he maintained his form and managed 18 assists in 34 appearances making this his 5th time reaching the 10 assist target during the 201⃣4⃣/1⃣5⃣ campaign.
After only getting 7 assist and finishing a disappointing 10th place in the 2015/16 campaign Chelsea dominated the 201⃣6⃣/1⃣7⃣ season and as a result won thePremier League title. Cesc struggled to start matches, making a total of 29 appearances with more than half coming from the bench. Even with this Fabregas became the first Spanish player to appear 300 times in the Premier League. Cesc was able to surpass 10 assists against Middlesborough last season where he got 2 assists taking himself the first player to achieve more than 10 assists in 6 seasons.