Cesc Fabregas: King of the Assist
It's widely expected that Cesc Fàbregas will secure a move to AS Monaco in the coming days so we're looking back at the creative midfielder's assist stats.
The Spaniard is world-renowned for his ability to pick out a final pass for his goal-scoring teammates which has been a hallmark of his game for nearly a decade and a half. Monaco will no doubt benefit from his vast experience at Premier League, LaLiga and international level as they aim to create more balance in their youthful squad. Fàbregas will link up with former teammate Thierry Henry his new manager.
So where does he stack up in terms of all-time Premier League stats? Here are the numbers via Sky Sports:
The 31-year-old will finish a distance behind Ryan Giggs on the all-time list, but he was the fastest player in Premier League history to reach a century of assists. His tally of 111 assists is more than 30 more than any current active Premier League player.
Fàbregas was the youngest of six Spaniards to feature in the Euro 2008, World Cup 2010 and Euro 2012 finals. And who can forget his assist for Andres Iniesta's winner at Soccer City in 2010?
Here's a breakdown of his numbers via WhoScored:
Cesc Fàbregas will truly go down as one of the best creative midfielders the Premier League has ever seen.