Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has been defended by his manager Jose Mourinho in the Mail Online, after recent criticism of the Spaniard.
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After completing his move to Stamford Bridge from Barcelona in the summer, the playmaker made a stunning start to his career with the current Premier League leaders, creating six goals in his first four appearances back in the Premier League.
But since the turn of the year, the former Arsenal man has seen his influence on games slightly dip and has only assisted once in the last six league games, although he did win the penalty for the Blues against Stoke City at the weekend.
With many beginning to question the the former Arsenal man’s performances, Mourinho moved praise Fabregas:
“For me football is not just mathematics.” he said to reporters following the 2-1 win against the Potters (via Mail Online)
“When some people write that Fabregas drops his level because the number of assists are not the same, the number of assists are probably not the same because the player that he assists does not score.” he added.
Next up for Chelsea is a West London derby against Queens Park Rangers on Sunday as they look to continue their march to a first Premier League title since 2010.