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Home record highlights Fabregas differential

The Scout 4 May 2017
Chelsea 3-1 Swansea City

Chelsea midfielder has scored or assisted in eight of last nine home matches but is owned by less than 2% of FPL managers

As Chelsea edge closer to the Premier League title, the form of Cesc Fabregas (£6.9m) could prove vital for Fantasy Premier League managers seeking an effective differential.

At home, in particular, the playmaker's contribution has been impressive, Fabregas scoring or assisting in eight of the Blues' last nine matches at Stamford Bridge.

Named in Antonio Conte's starting line-up in six of those encounters, the Spaniard has also emerged from the bench to provide attacking returns on the other three occasions, highlighting an ability to produce points with limited pitch-time.

Encouragingly for would-be investors, Fabregas has started each of Chelsea's last four home league fixtures and tallied double-digits via 13 points against Swansea City and 10 points against Crystal Palace in Gameweeks 26 and 30 respectively.

His FPL output has been far more impressive at Stamford Bridge, returning three goals and seven assists on home turf compared with one goal and four assists on the road.

After defeating Everton 3-0 at Goodison Park, Conte's team are braced for a run of four fixtures in the final three Gameweeks, and three of those will take place at home.

Cesc Fabregas, Chelsea
Cesc Fabregas has produced a goal or an assist in eight of Chelsea's last nine home matches

The Blues host Middlesbrough on Monday night, with Steve Agnew's side arriving in west London having conceded four goals in their previous two away trips. 

One of 10 teams to play twice in Double Gameweek 37, Chelsea visit West Bromwich Albion and host Watford before finishing the season at home to relegated Sunderland.

All three of Chelsea's remaining visitors to Stamford Bridge have lost four of their last five away matches.

While the rush to acquire Eden Hazard (£10.5m) and Diego Costa (£10.4m) has persuaded more than 49,000 and 58,000 managers to invest, Fabregas has earned just over 1,000 new owners since Saturday's deadline and is found in only 1.9% of squads. 

Conte's recent teamsheets have recognised the Spaniard’s growing importance in home matches and he is likely to claim a starting role for Middlesbrough's visit.

With Chelsea looking to take advantage of a promising run-in and claim the Premier League crown, Fabregas has the platform to offer FPL managers something different in their own quest for mini-league success.

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