Image: Chelsea fans will likely want midfielder to stay this summer after seeing this stat

The Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern are divided on Cesc Fabregas…

Though the Spaniard is very good going forward, he has been defensively suspect since moving to Stamford Bridge – leaving a few of the fans in the pub concerned that he won’t fit into Conte’s plans long-term.

When put into context, though, Fabregas’ performances are truly remarkable – and this stat from Opta Joe serves to reinforcement that sentiment.

As displayed by Opta Joe, no player has provided more domestic assists since Fabregas returned to the Premier League with Chelsea – with the Spaniard topping the table with 37.

Whilst Fabregas often impresses when he plays, it is truly remarkable that the Spaniard remains at the top of this list. When you consider that he has appeared infrequently under Antonio Conte, it becomes even more impressive.

Sure, the defensive side of his game is less efficient, but when he gives so much going forward, you simply have to give him some leeway at the back.

Given his lack of game time, though, his future has come under the microscope in the pub, with many expecting him to depart this summer. Given how much he has given Chelsea since he moved to the club, though, our landlord thinks that he simply has to stay.

Chelsea fans – thoughts?

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