Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas returned to the Emirates Stadium this weekend as the Blues took on his former club Arsenal in a top-of-the-table clash.
The matched ended goalless, with Chelsea taking another step closer to the Premier League title as a result, and while Fabregas could not directly influence the result he still showed glimpses of the player Gunners fans know very well.
The Spanish international has featured 43 times for Chelsea this season, scoring five goals and providing a remarkable 22 assists to date.
He was unable to do either against Arsenal, but he looks like having the last laugh on this particular occasion with Jose Mourinho’s side tantalisingly close to the league crown.
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Against Arsenal, the 27-year-old has a passing accuracy of 75 per cent, while he played two key passes to set up goal-scoring opportunities for a teammate.
He also had one shot (off-target), played an impressive 24 forward passes and was dispossessed only twice all afternoon.
After the match we took to Twitter to see what Chelsea fans thought of Fabregas’s contribution and you can read a selection of what we found below:
Finally home, great day at arsenal. OHHHH FABREGAS IS MAGICCCC— Jack Murray (@jackmurraycfc) April 26, 2015
Cesc Fabregas has been great signing by Chelsea. Lacks pace but very effective player. I hope he can score more goals in the future. Top lad— :Brïght:☆:LěClútch:★ (@MrBryte) April 26, 2015
Willian, Terry, Azpi, Fábregas, even Iva were great. We bossed it in every corner or cross taken by Arsenal. Very good thing this one— Boring Chelsea! (@Simona_cfc) April 26, 2015
Oscar with the movement of a proper #9 ! Fabregas finding him with a brilliant pass!— 10 Points Clear (@Blue_Advocate) April 26, 2015
Hazard and Willian showed superb workrate.. need some creativity by Fabregas and Oscar to tee up the balls for the two forwards— leo (@NurSyawal9) April 26, 2015
Fabregas again with a superb ball. Looked almost identical to the one he produced in their first encounter earlier this season.— Mohamed (@MaxamedDe) April 26, 2015