One assist, four key passes: Cesc Fabregas returns to form for Chelsea

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The star midfielder returned to fine form in the game against Hull, hopefully ending his poor second half of the season.

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As far as Chelsea are concerned, Cesc Fabregas has been a wonderful signing for Jose Mourinho.

While last season Mourinho’s side noticeably missed a star forward, whom they now have in Diego Costa, they were also missing that creative midfielder to take them to the next level.

Fabregas has arguably proved to be that man, leading the Premier League’s assists chart by some distance and almost certain to break the all-time record held by Thierry Henry.

However, the second half of the season has proved to be harder than the first for the Spaniard; a problem that has proved to be a regular occurrence for the midfielder.

Despite his second-half slump, he returned to fine form in Chelsea’s 3-2 win over Hull on Sunday afternoon. We decided to take a look at his stats to see how well he did.

Assists are obviously the strong point of Fabregas’s game and in this regard he did not fall short, providing one assist while also registering four key passes as well.

Elsewhere his passing was equally impressive, playing a huge 96 passes throughout the game, with an even more impressive 82 of those being accurate. Even his tackling was on form, with him winning five throughout the game.

So then, a return to the kind of statistics we have become accustomed to, and good news for Chelsea fans as their side look to secure the Premier League title in the closing games.

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