Chelsea's 2-0 win over West Brom yesterday continued to emphasise just how seamlessly Cesc Fabregas has slotted into his new team.
Controlling the ball with outstanding authority, the Spaniard was at the forefront of much of the Blues' good work, and as you can see in the statistics below, Fabregas recorded some impressive data.
|Team||Accurate Pass||Passing Accuracy||Total Att Assist||Accurate Final Third Passes|
|Yaya Touré||Man City||90||88.24%||3||26|
Against West Brom, Fabregas took the integral statistics of passing accuracy and attempted assists, and posits them alongside a crazy total accurate passes count of 144. That means he makes over 50 more passes than any other player in the Premier League that day, with teammate Nemanja Matic and Manchester City star Yaya Toure in joint second place with 90 accurate passes. Now, a 94% passing percentage is impressive enough at the best of times, but that the Chelsea number 4 kept that consistency for the entire game against West Brom is some feat.
Fabregas's total number of attempted assists is also up there, with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and the Spaniard both creating 6 attempts on goal for teammates. However, the England winger had nearly a quarter of the total accurate passes the former Barcelona man boasted. On top of that, Fabregas's smart ball to Eden Hazard for the game's second goal saw his tally of assists for the season rise into double figures.
Another area Fabregas was peerless in was forward passes, again proving to be way out in front in this regard with 64 successful attempts, over double that of Toure.
With no one boasting more accurate passes, more assists and attempted assists, or more successful final third passes than Fabregas this season, it is fair to say the Spain international has been worth every cent of his €33 million fee.