29-year-old Chelsea midfielder Cesc “Fabrepass” Fabregas has been restricted to just 5 Premier League starts this season due to Antonio Conte favouring a midfield partnership of N’Golo Kante and Nemanja Matic.
Despite starting just 5 Premier League games for Chelsea, Fabregas has provided 6 assists in the Premier League this season.
Fabregas prefers to take risks and play the final ball in an effort to create chances for his teammates compared to some central midfielders who stick to simple passes.
“When you look at statistics, for example, you see a midfielder that plays in my position and you say he has 95 percent accuracy, he didn’t lose the ball,” Fabregas told Chelsea TV.
“[But] I will always lose more balls because I take a lot of risks. I like to play final balls, I see the striker on the move and I take the chance.
“I could play a simple pass just five yards away from me and keep the ball and play it simple but that’s not who I am.
“I always like to feed the striker to create chances and to score goals.”