The Spain international has pipped his fellow centurions in terms of speed and youth, however. Coming in just 293 appearances and aged 29 years, seven months and 27 days Fabregas has reached the 100-mark in the fewest number of appearances and at the tenderest age.
Age and appearances at time of reaching 100 assists
|Cesc Fabregas||29y 7m 27d||293|
|Ryan Giggs||30y 3m 20d||367|
|Wayne Rooney||31y 0m 13d||445|
|Frank Lampard||35y 3m 29d||559|
The majority of the Chelsea playmaker's assists (70) came as an Arsenal player, and the greatest beneficiary was Emmanuel Adebayor, who scored 13 goals after being teed up by the then Gunners captain.
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Fabregas, who has recorded five assists in 10 top-flight appearances this term, has some way to go to reach his seasonal best of 18, achieved in the 2014/15 campaign - and two short of Thierry Henry's 2002/03 record - but having registered back-to-back assists in a PL match for the first time since January 20015, he is clearly in a rich vein of form.
This does not bode well for Chelsea’s next opponents, Tottenham Hotspur, who take on the west Londoners on Wednesday having suffered the most from goals scored (11) as a result of Fabregas assists.
Fabregas assists season by season