96 touches, 4 key passes: Chelsea star dominant v Leicester

The outstanding Cesc Fabregas shone for the Blues in their win over Leicester City.


Another game for Chelsea, another win, and another mesmeric display from Cesc Fabregas.

The Spaniard put in a controlled and creative performances against Leicester City, racking up another assist in the 2-0 win, making in three in his first two Premier League matches of the season.

Few doubted the midfielder would have any trouble re-adapting to life in England, but his early season form indicates he can top even the highest expectations.

It is important to note his two early performances against Leicester and Burnley came against newly promoted sides, and there will be far tougher tests to come, but so far the international midfielder is doing exactly what is expected of him and more.

Against Leicester on Saturday, Cesc made four key passes, more than any other Chelsea player barring Eden Hazard who made seven.

Fabregas also touched the ball more times than any player on the pitch, on 96 occasions, showing a willingness to stay involved and pull the strings in Chelsea's attacks.

It was an ideal home debut for the £27 million summer signing from Barcelona, who told Chelsea's website the league has got tougher since he left Arsenal for Spain in 2011: 

"‘The Premier League has changed a little bit since I was first here. I feel technically it has improved.

"The teams are better organised, the balance is much better and from tactical point of view they have improved much more than when I was first here. I am happy to see the evolution and I am sure it will be a very difficult league to win."

Chelsea with their hugely talented squad are the favourites of many to win the title this campaign, and if Fabregas continues to play at the high standard he has exhibited over his opening two matches, they will justify the expectation.

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