Confirmed – Chelsea Has Signed The Best Midfielder In Europe

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 18:  Frank Lampard of Chelsea celebrates with team mates and manager Jose Mourinho after scoring the second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Hull City at Stamford Bridge on August 18, 2013 in London, England.  (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 18: Frank Lampard of Chelsea celebrates with team mates and manager Jose Mourinho after scoring the second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Hull City at Stamford Bridge on August 18, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Statistics coming in from the CIES Football Observatory, a Switzerland-based football research group has shown that former Barcelona midfielder and Spain international, Francesc Fàbregas is the best defensive midfielder all around Europe’s elite leagues for the 2014/2015 season.

After looking at some key performance indicators; Rigour, Recovery, Distribution, Take on, Shooting and Chance creation, Cesc scored a perfect hundred to beat the likes of PSG’s Marco Verratti and Munich’s Xabi Alonso to first place. His midfielder partner, Nemanja Matić came 12th with 75.9%. Eden Hazard placed 2nd in the Attacking midfielders list, while the club’s highest goal scorer, Diego Costa made 7th place on the list of attackers.

Obviously Fabregas deserves such accolades, as his contributions in all his 32 league games for the side were decisive in winning the title for Chelsea. Ever since he made a return to the Premier League after 3 seasons at Barcelona, he has grown to become a better player. He almost returned to Arsenal, but Mourinho convinced him to join the Stamford bridge side during the last summer transfer window.

Fabregas’ performances were aided by a great Chelsea side. The title winners had a great season no doubt, with only 1 game left, they have won 25, drew 9 and only lost 3 games. The defensive tactics of the Special One also played out, as they conceded 31 times all through the season, the least conceded goals by a Premier League side this season. With Mourinho and Eden Hazard voted Manager of the year and player of the footballing year respectively, it has definitely been a great outing for the pensioners this season.

A couple of the team’s players also made the PFA team of the season, in attestation to Chelsea’s fine form this season. Without mincing words, Mourinho’s 2nd coming to the Stamford bridge seems to be a great one, and it continues to look promising.

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