Cesc Fabregas hoping to break Thierry Henry’s assist record

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Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas is hoping to beat his former Arsenal teammate's record.

Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has admitted he is hoping to break Thierry Henry’s Premier League assists record, according to the Telegraph.

The Spaniard is currently on course to break his former teammate’s record for the most assists in a single Premier League season, and has finally admitted he has the record in his sights.

Henry registered 20 assists in the 2002-03 season as Arsenal finished as runners-up to Manchester United in the Premier League title race, and now Fabregas is set to surpass that record having already set up 15 goals in just 22 league games.

"Of course, I would like to beat Thierry's record, but it's not an obsession," he said.

"Sometimes you go five games without any assists and all of a sudden in one game you have three. It's always been a part of my game. I think every year I have good numbers in assists. I have a soft spot for assists and killer passes since I am very, very young. I like it."

The former Arsenal man was a well-known master of assists during his time with Chelsea’s London rivals, and was similarly impressive at setting up goals during his stint with Barcelona in Spain.

The Spain international also has an impressive track record of creating goals for his international teammates, with passes in both a World Cup final and European Championship final sending his team to victory.

In fact, Fabregas says that his pass to set up Andres Iniesta’s winner in the 2010 World Cup final “will always stay with me”, while he also thinks fondly on his cross for David Silva to open the scoring against Italy in the Euro 2012 final.

“I remember assists like a goalscorer remembers goals,” he added.

“I have a soft spot for them. The pass I was disappointed that it wasn't a goal was the other day against Swansea. I hit a volley to leave Diego [Costa] one on one with the goalkeeper and he didn't score, and I killed him afterwards because it could have been one of my best ever."

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