Who was the Premier League's most creative midfielder last season?

Fabregas Chelsea

Chelsea, Arsenal, West Bromwich Albion, Swansea City, Liverpool, West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur stars all feature.

The midfielders are the heartbeat of any team and they are vital in terms of what they offer to the attack of a side and the way they take pressure off of the shoulders of the strikers.

  PositionTeamGoal AssistsBig Chances CreatedSuccessful Final Third PassesAppearancesMins Played
Cesc Fàbregas MF Chelsea 18 16 903 34 2,886
Santiago Cazorla MF Arsenal 11 12 881 37 2,992
Chris Brunt MF West Brom 10 7 290 34 2,895
Gylfi Sigurdsson MF Swansea 10 13 304 32 2,697
Eden Hazard MF Chelsea 9 12 1,165 38 3,372
Jordan Henderson MF Liverpool 9 9 508 37 3,255
Stewart Downing MF West Ham 8 7 512 37 3,313
Erik Lamela MF Tottenham 7 8 325 33 2,299

In terms of the Premier League’s most creative midfielder last season, Chelsea’s Cesc Fabregas tops the list in terms of assists.

He was superb in his first season with the Blues after moving to Stamford Bridge last summer, when an Arsenal return looked likely.

However, the Gunners coped and Santi Cazorla also ranked well in terms of assists, showing why he’s so important to the forward play of Arsene Wenger’s team.

West Bromwich Albion’s Chris Brunt also ranked well for assists though he was down in terms of big chances created and the number of successful passes he played in the final third.

Liverpool, West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur are all represented, with Erik Lamela one of the more surprising names on the list, with five more assists than Spurs teammate Christian Eriksen.

The key question is going to be whether Fabregas can replicate the form he showed this season and deal with further challenges as teams design ways to take him out of games.

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