For all Jose Mourinho’s argument that Chelsea’s absences from January to May were going to affect Cesc Fabregas’ output, it’s still hard to escape the fact his season conformed to the general trend of a career: there was a distinctive drop-off. It’s not even about the assists, which fell from 13 in 18 games to five in 16, but also the key pass: going from 3.39 per game to 2.13.
This is not something new with Fabregas as we saw they same thing at both Arsenal and Barcelona. The question that the Chelsea medical staff will be trying to answer this summer is why does Fabregas’s form drop the second half of the season? Is is a fitness issue or something else?