Chelsea’s Cesc Fàbregas tops Premier League statistics but there are surprises | Jacob Steinberg

Guardian
Only Yaya Touré comes close to the Spaniard on passes made but Burnley have the sprint specialist and maybe Manchester United’s defence is not so bad• Click here to see the data for the midway point of the seasonAre you sitting down? Good, then you are in the perfection position to digest the shocking news that with the first half of the season behind us Cesc Fàbregas has made the most passes, touched the ball the most times, created the most chances and, you guessed it, made the most assists in the Premier League. Let’s hope that Arsène Wenger does not read this article. Who could have guessed that Fàbregas would turn out to be such a success for Chelsea?You do not need to analyse Opta’s statistics for too long to realise the extent of the former Arsenal and Barcelona midfielder’s influence on José Mourinho’s side. It is...
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