Search icon


08th May 2017

Cesc Fabregas could create a little bit of Premier League history against Middlesbrough

All the more impressive given he's not started every game...


Chelsea are closing in on the Premier League title.

A win over relegation-threatened Middlesbrough at Stamford Bridge on Monday evening, and Antonio Conte’s men are pretty much home and hosed.

Ahead of the game, it’s been pointed out by one of the Premier League’s official Twitter account that Cesc Fabregas is on the brink of reaching a unique milestone.

The Spaniard hasn’t been a regular starter for Conte during his first season at the club. In fact, he’s only been named in his starting XI for ten of his 25 appearances this season. Despite this, he’s more than played his part in Chelsea’s title charge, chipping in with four goals and nine assists.

Those nine assists have contributed to the total of 104 he has made over the course of his Premier League career – his time with Chelsea and his spell at Arsenal. This is enough to put him second in the all-time Premier League list with only Ryan Giggs setting up more goals.

While the Manchester United legend’s total of 162 assists is way out of Fabregas’ reach, should he manage one more assist in any of Chelsea’s remaining games, he’ll become the first player to have managed ten or more in six different seasons.


Something to keep an eye on, should he feature.