153.6km - Not only is he the leading assist maker in the PL this season (10); Cesc Fabregas has also run further than anyone else. Engine.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 1, 2014
Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas is the leading assists provider in the Premier League but he’s also setting the pace and working hard in another area.
The Spaniard has covered more ground than any other player in the Premier League so far this season, which suggests he’s working hard when Chelsea have possession but also when they are trying to win the ball back.
Fabregas is not the most productive at the club in terms of taking players on or making tackles, but he finds pockets of space in attack and cuts off angles well when Chelsea are on the back foot and defending.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho demands that all of his players work hard both on and off the ball and this is evidence that Fabregas has different strings to his bow.
Fabregas is a senior player in this Chelsea side and if Mourinho’s men are to win on multiple fronts this season, he’ll have to be consistent in all aspects of his performance throughout the campaign.