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Fabregas breaks Premier League assist record for Chelsea

Goal.com logo Goal.com 08-05-2017
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Chelsea's Cesc Fabregas has broken a Premier League record after his assist for the Blues against Middlesbrough on Sunday.

The Blues midfielder teed up Nemanja Matic in the second half as Antonio Conte's side added their third goal against the Teesiders at Stamford Bridge.

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And in doing so, he reached a mark never before achieved in the English top flight.

Fabregas has now recorded 10 assists in the 2016-17 season, the sixth campaign he has managed double figures.

10 - @cesc4official has now assisted 10+ goals in six different Premier League seasons - more than any other player. Benevolent. pic.twitter.com/48d4RbKrBD

— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) 8 de mayo de 2017

He previously shared the record with Wayne Rooney and Ryan Giggs, who both set up 10 goals or more in five seasons at Manchester United.

Antonio Conte's first term at Chelsea appeared to be the end of Cesc, as he struggled to carve out a place in the Italian's starting line-up.

But he has not looked back since breaking back into contention, with Costa just one of the lucky recipients of his creative play as Chelsea close in on the Premier League title.

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