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Cesc Fabregas may have only been starting for Chelsea during their comfortable victory over Middlesbrough due to an injury to N'Golo Kante, but the Spaniard certainly made the most of his start at Stamford Bridge, tonight.
The former Arsenal man registered a tenth assist of the season for the sixth time, a new record, when he laid on Nemanja Matic in the second half (or Diego Costa in the first, depending on whether not his deflected cross is classed as his assist or not) and his teammate Michy Batshuayi summed up Fabregas' performance perfectly.
Cesc Fabregas becomes the first player to assist 10 goals in 6 Premier League seasons..- SPORTbible (@sportbible) May 8, 2017
Assist king. :crown: pic.twitter.com/JdsV05hFBF
The 29-year-old passed Middlesbrough to death all night, constantly creating for his teammates and Batshuayi took to Twitter to describe the former Barcelona man.
Bro Cesc is like Santa on a pitch :sob::gift::gift::gift:- Michy Batshuayi (@mbatshuayi) May 8, 2017
The Belgian striker, who, like Cesc, has struggled for first team starts this season, was equally as thrilled with Cesar Azpilicueta's efforts.
Chelsea extended their lead at the top of the Premier League to seven points with tonight's 3-0 home victory over Middlesbrough, following Tottenham's 1-0 defeat at West Ham, last Friday.
A win over West Bromwich Albion on Friday will see the Blues crowned as Premier League champions for the fifth time.
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