Cesc Fabregas is enjoying a fine start to life at Chelsea.
The Spaniard returned to the Premier League in the summer from Barcelona and has already racked up 10 assists and one goal as his side have flown out of the blocks this term.
But Fabregas’ form will come as little surprise to English football fans, having made a similarly impressive impact during his time at Arsenal, which came to an end in 2011.
And the 27-year-old gets on so well with English football, stats show there is a strong case for Fabregas to be named the greatest creative midfielder in Premier League history.
His latest game against West Brom last weekend was so impressive, in fact, his performance saw him break two records as the midfielder notched up the most final third passes in a Premier League game, as well as the most successful final third passes.
In the former, he broke the record of 67 set by David Silva earlier this year by five, with Silva himself having beaten the 65 posted by Fabregas for Arsenal in 2008.
With the latter, Fabregas broke the joint record held by Paul Scholes from April 2012 and Yaya Toure from May this year, as he racked up 64 successful final third passes out of his 72 attempts against West Brom.
And the Spaniard also missed out on equalling Toure’s record for the most touches in a Premier League game by just one, as he touched the ball 174 times against the Baggies on Saturday. He had previously managed 162 against Aston Villa back in September.