Diego Costa may have stolen the show with his hat-trick against Swansea City on Saturday, but Cesc Fabregas continued his outstanding form since swapping Barcelona for Chelsea this summer.
The Spanish international provided two more assists, taking his season's tally to six, and ensuring his partnership with his international teammate continued its impressive trajectory.
In short, while Costa makes the headlines, Fabregas does the things behind the scenes to make those headlines possible.
Some questioned Fabregas's arrival at Chelsea this summer, given the midfield creativity already at Jose Mourinho's disposal, and yet the former Arsenal star has already proved what a canny signing he was...and a necessary one.
Scoring top flight goals is no easy task, but Fabregas makes it a whole lot easier for Costa to put the finishing touches on a whole heap of metaphorical cakes, and the campaign has only just begun.
Following Chelsea's latest victory, we took to Twitter to see what their fans thought of Fabregas's performance, and you can read a selection of what we found below:
Fabregas assist Costa goal is going to be something I think we might hear a lot of this season. Looking lethal already.— Ben Fairthorne (@BFairthorne) September 13, 2014
Fabregas is so much better then ozil it's actually funny— H (@Harryg__97) September 13, 2014
Fabregas n Costa arrival at Chelsea made Oscar n hazard more ordinary ths season— #JudgeMasimba (@Vuyo_KaVuyo) September 13, 2014
Fabregas also has 6 assists, Oscar had 4 last year, Mata 5, and hazard 7— grant (@GrantDaGenius) September 13, 2014
Costa and Fabregas together are deadly !— Munif (@munif95) September 13, 2014
Fabregas is a baller , Barca made a huge mistake— Akim (@akimbunda) September 13, 2014
I love watching Fabregas play— Oscar' jr (@BotelhoTyler08) September 13, 2014
Maybe...just maybe if #torres had stayed he wud have benefited from fabregas assists— samuel ashalley (@ashalleysam) September 13, 2014
How to be Chelsea: Step 1: Give Fabregas the ball..... Step 2: Fabregas gives Costa the ball..... Step 3: Celebrate goal"— #Dream_Chaser (@Mr_Kenko) September 13, 2014
Fabregas is absolutely brilliant. Magnificent player— Lemso™ (@Lemso_) September 13, 2014