Four stats highlight why Chelsea are better without Cesc Fabregas
Chelsea have a much higher win rate when Cesc Fabregas has been missing from their side in the Premier League
Cesc Fabregas impressed on his return to the Chelsea starting line-up on Saturday as the midfielder helped to fire the Premier League leaders to a 3-1 win against Swansea City.
However, daily Fantasy Football game Oulala have released stats that show Chelsea have fared better without the World Cup winner in the Premier League despite Fabregas’ opener in their win at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon.
The former Arsenal captain has missed 14 of Chelsea’s 102 games in the Premier League since his £27m move to the west London club from La Liga giants Barcelona in the 2014 summer transfer window.
The Premier League leaders have scored an average of 1.8 goals per game with Fabregas in the side, but have only averaged 1.7 goals per game when the Spanish midfielder has been missing.
Perhaps unsurprisingly given criticism of Fabregas’ defensive application, Chelsea have conceded 1.4 goals per game when the Spanish midfielder has featured in the Blues midfield but have averaged 0.4 goals per game when Fabregas is absent.
These stats convert to a win rate of 86 per cent when the ex-Barcelona man hasn’t played for Chelsea. With Fabregas in the side, the west London side have win rate of 54 per cent.
This translates to 2.7 points per game when Fabregas has been missing, but Chelsea have only accumulated 1.8 points per game when the 29-year-old has played for the Blues.
Stats supplied by daily fantasy football game Oulala.com