Stats: Chelsea star is the Premier League's most creative player

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Cesc Fabregas is dominating the Premier League's creativity stats, even at this early stage of the season.

Cesc Fabregas is already highlighting just how important he is to this Chelsea team by bossing the Premier League's chances created stat even at this early stage of the season.

  PositionTeamBig Chance CreatedGoal AssistAppearancesMins Played
Cesc Fàbregas MF Chelsea 6 6 5 441
Santiago Cazorla MF Arsenal 3 1 4 273
Ángel Di María MF Man Utd 3 2 3 228
Riyad Mahrez MF Leicester 3 0 4 267
Wayne Routledge MF Swansea 3 1 5 401

Fabregas has settled into life at Stamford Bridge instantaneously following a move from Barcelona this summer and he is arguably the most important member of their first-team squad already.

Despite Diego Costa's incredible goalscoring form, the Spanish midfielder has been at the heart of everything good Chelsea have done this campaign and he looks to have been one of the best pieces of business done in the previous transfer window.

Fabregas already has created double the amount of clear-cut chances than any other player in England and has six assists to his name.

His arrival has signified a change of intent from Jose Mourinho's side, as they look to play a more aesthetically pleasing style of play.

Chelsea showed that they could still operate in a defensive style with a 1-1 draw with Manchester City yesterday, but they have generally attempted to play on the front-foot this season and that stems from Fabregas' impact.

His vision in midfield is proving a vital component for his side and he has unquestionably improved their attacking play.

Alongside Costa, they have transformed an offensive unit which was widely blamed as the reason why Mourinho's side failed to win the Premier League last season, into an attacking line-up which is now the most feared in England.

Chelsea have been the most impressive team in the Premier League over the course of the opening of the season and, with Fabregas pulling the strings in midfield, they look set to live up to their billing as favourites to win the title. 

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