After past clashes against each other, it is still difficult to pick the better among these two – Cesc Fabregas and Kevin De Bruyne. We already know this two players in history of football, English Premier League in particular. The both are always acknowledged for their creativity, skill, tackle, goals and influence when they play in the centre of the park.
In this piece, we will be having a comparison of these two midfield maestros, and how their presence has affected the game play of football.
After breaking into the Arsenal team as a teenager under Arsene Wenger, Cesc Fabregas went on to become a real midfield force and, arguably, the best in the league for a time. His first 50 assists took 165 matches to reach, which is one of the best in Premier League history.
However, this record got broken last season by Kevin De Bruyne, who has now made 50 assists in the Premier League, achieving this milestone in the fewest appearances of any player in the competition’s history (123 matches), nudging to the top of a list of illustrious modern-day players. And there is little question if City’s Belgian talisman is heading in the direction of being regarded a Premier League great.
Kevin De Bruyne took this Premier League record from Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil who reached the milestone after 141 games for the Gunners.
Both Kevin De Bruyne and Cesc Fabregas have played for Chelsea. However Cesc Fabregas tops as one of the Premier League’s all-time top creative talents, with 92 assists to his name.
Premier League – all-time assists
Ryan Giggs – 162
Frank Lampard – 102
Dennis Bergkamp – 94
Wayne Rooney – 94
Cesc Fabregas – 92
However let’s consult the stats to work out who is a better play maker in the both players.
Below is a whoscored comparison of both players from 2015/2016 till date. Check It out:
STATISTICS FOR 2015/2016 SEASON
STATISTICS FOR 2016/2017 SEASON
STATISTICS FOR 2017/2018 SEASON
STATISTICS FOR 2018/2019 SEASON
STATISTICS FOR 2019/2020 SEASON
Alright! It’s a wrap, and from this stats I conclude that Kevin De Bruyne is a better Midfielder and Play Maker than Cesc Fabregas.
What do you think? Kindly share your thoughts in the comment section.