Chelsea's £26 million man on track for Premier League record

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Cesc Fabregas is currently on track to break the Premier League record for most assists in a single season.

Fabregas has been a central figure of Chelsea’s success this season since his arrival from Barcelona, registering nine assists in just 11 league fixtures.

Having a striker of the quality of Diego Costa ahead of him has been vital in his quick impact at Stamford Bridge, but the former Arsenal midfielder has been one of the best performing creative outlets this term, registering more key passes in the Premier League than all but Stewart Downing and Dusan Tadic.

Whilst the West Ham and Southampton men are creating more chances, only Swansea’s Gylfi Sigurdsson is coming close to Fabregas in terms of assists being registered, with the Icelandic international's seven for the season still two off Fabregas’ nine. Tadic and Everton’s Leighton Baines have six, whilst Downing has just four.

With the 27-year-old excelling in his creative duties, it appears as if he is on tract to beat the current Premier League record for most assists set in one season, currently held by Fabregas’ former Arsenal teammate Thierry Henry - who registered 20 in the 2002/03 season.

Chelsea legend Frank Lampard sits second place, with 18 in the Blues title winning season of 2004/05, whilst Fabregas himself is third, with 13 in the 2009/10 campaign.

If Fabregas continues his remarkable feats in the midfield, he could well be looking for a total surpassing the 25-assist mark, although injuries and form will play a major part in that. With a dip in ability in recent weeks his impact has been lessened, and he pulled out of international duty with an injury - although he should be back in time for the Blues weekend fixture with West Bromwich Albion. Not only would such an incredible tally most likely hand the Premier League trophy to the West Londoners, it would take a top flight record away from Arsenal - making Chelsea’s success doubly sweet.

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