Fabregas is magic, he wears a magic hat – or so the Stamford Bridge terrace anthem goes.
Team-mate Michy Batshuayi, however, had a different take on Cesc Fabregas’ influence on the Premier League pace-setters last night as his passing technique and vision orchestrated a 3-0 win over Middlesbrough – which took Antonio Conte’s side one giant step closer to this season’s title.
The Spanish playmaker finished the match with two assists and the most passes, the most chances created and the most touches of any player involved in the ninety minutes to his name, in what was a stellar display from not only the Blues but also the former Arsenal captain.
Belgium international Batshuayi, who wasn’t involved in last night’s matchday squad, was so impressed by the frequency in which Fabregas laid on scoring opportunities for his team-mates that he made perhaps the most generous comparison of all – dubbing Cesc ‘Santa on the pitch’.
Bro Cesc is like Santa on a pitch
— Michy Batshuayi (@mbatshuayi) May 8, 2017
Batshuayi’s developed a bit of a reputation for humour on social media so needless to say, Chelsea fans absolutely lapped up his description of Fabregas…
— ohitsmark.com (@markvidreiro) May 8, 2017
@mbatshuayi But santa doesn’t exist
— Luna (@Travishcott) May 8, 2017
@mbatshuayi We should thank Wenger…lmfao
— Sir Rap-A-Lot (@_Oteraw) May 8, 2017
@mbatshuayi Hahahahahah king of twitter mate without a doubt
— Mohamed El Muktar (@Mohamed_el11) May 8, 2017
— Al3vi K)k)e (@eli_sabblah) May 8, 2017
@mbatshuayi Cesc is a genius who needs more minutes
— Effay (@fia012) May 9, 2017
— CM9/G/GR (@chrismada9) May 8, 2017
@mbatshuayi The way he affects games is amazing!
— Karan Dhar (@karandhar89) May 8, 2017
@mbatshuayi Fabregas is magic, what a game he’s having!
— Tanay Menghani (@elninotanay09) May 8, 2017