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It's Been Seven Years Since Cesc Fabregas Produced One Of The Filthiest Assists In Premier League History

Josh Lawless

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It's Been Seven Years Since Cesc Fabregas Produced One Of The Filthiest Assists In Premier League History

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It's been seven years since Cesc Fabregas delivered one of the best assists in Premier League history against Burnley.

The Spaniard was a joy to watch during his two spells in English football, turning out for Arsenal and Chelsea.

His second stint, which came after a £30 million move from Barcelona, got off to an absolute flyer at Turf Moor.


Fabregas registered two assists in a 3-1 win and his pass for Andre Schurrle to put Chelsea 2-1 up still needs explaining.

After a mazy run from Eden Hazard, the ball ended up with Branislav Ivanovic on the right and the Serbian fizzed the ball into Fabregas on the edge of the box.

Most players would have taken a touch and then tried to get a shot off but Fabregas had other ideas. On the volley, he produced the filthiest assist for Schurrle to latch onto and smash home from close range.

Displaying truly unrivalled vision, Fabregas managed to totally and utterly disguise the pass so that nobody in the Burnley backline expected it.

It was a moment of pure genius and will go down as one of the all-time great assists. This was on his Chelsea debut and set the precedent for the rest of the season.

Under Jose Mourinho in the 2014/15 campaign, the Blues won the Premier League and League Cup double.

Image: PA
Image: PA

Summer signing Diego Costa was unplayable throughout and scored a slew of crucial goals but Fabregas may have been Chelsea's most important player that season courtesy of his contributions from midfield.

He had 18 assists in total but undoubtedly his mind-blowing first set-up for the West London side will go down as his best.

Topics: Football, Chelsea, Cesc Fabregas, Burnley, Premier League

Josh Lawless
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