Chelsea's Cesc Fabregas makes Premier League history in Southampton draw

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Following Chelsea's 1-1 draw with Southampton in the Premier League, we bring you all the best Opta Stats.

Chelsea were forced to settle for a 1-1 draw at Southampton as they failed to find a late winner at St Mary’s on Sunday.

Saido Mane opened the scoring for the home side, before Eden Hazard found an equaliser  on the stroke of half-time. However, Chelsea were unable to find a winner, despite enjoying total domination throughout the second period. 

Here are the top five statistics from the weekend encounter:

13 - Chelsea's Cesc Fabregas is the first player in Premier League history to hit 13 assists in his first 18 appearances of the season. The Spaniard now has now set-up as many goals as any other player managed throughout the entirety of the 2013/14 campaign (Steven Gerrard, 13). 

  TeamKey PassesAssists
Cesc Fàbregas Chelsea 61 13
Stewart Downing West Ham 52 6
Dusan Tadic Southampton 50 7
Alexis Sánchez Arsenal 49 6
Eden Hazard Chelsea 47 4

4 - Jose Mourinho's side have now received four yellow cards for simulation this season, more than any other English top flight side. Fabregas received a caution for simulation during the second-half of this tie.

10 - Eden Hazard completed a sensational seven take ons, despite his side's disappointment in this tie. The Belgian youngster continues to impress for the London outfit, and he proved the bright spark once again. He has now completed 89 dribbles this season - more than any other Premier League player.

  TeamAppearancesWon Contest
Eden Hazard Chelsea 19 89
Alexis Sánchez Arsenal 18 60
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Arsenal 18 59
Raheem Sterling Liverpool 18 58
Jefferson Montero Swansea 17 52

98 - John Terry completed an impressive 98% of his passes for Chelsea today, as he displayed some excellent distribution from the back. The former England international recorded a higher success rate than any other player involved. 

  TeamPass AccuracyMinutes Played
John Terry Chelsea 98 90
James Ward-Prowse Southampton 93 32
Nemanja Matic Chelsea 91 90
Branislav Ivanovic Chelsea 88 90
Filipe Luis Chelsea 88  90

7 - Dusan Tadic now has seven assists in the Premier League this season for Southampton. Since the start of last season, the Serbian has created 183 chances and recorded 21 assists in domestic football.

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