He was always pretty adept at picking out a pass but Cesc Fabregas appeared to pick out a novel way of finding a team-mate in Monaco’s win over Lyon on Sunday.
The former Chelsea midfielder found himself under pressure from Tanguy Ndombele in the centre of the pitch, and when he stood on the ball, appeared likely to lose possession.
What happened next was either sublime or extremely lucky, as Fabregas then stood on the ball again, sending it spinning to team-mate Aleksandr Golovin who was then in space to attack.
The man himself was in no doubt as to whether it was intentional, and having seen some of his passing, skills and finishing at the Bridge over four-and-a-half years, we certainly believe him!
Fabregas made 198 Chelsea appearances, and on his first we were left in no doubt as to his qualities when he played a stunning first-time pass to Andre Schurrle for the German to score.
He continued to set the bar high when it came to passing, with Diego Costa in particular a beneficiary of his creativity, whether it be playing quarterback-style passes from deep within his own half or delicate one-touch through-balls around the opposition area.
Fabregas lifted the Premier League twice during his time as a Chelsea player, helping us to the League Cup in 2015 and completing the domestic set as a Blue in May 2018, when we beat Manchester United in the FA Cup final at Wembley.
The former Spanish international joined Monaco in January to try and steer them to safety in France’s Ligue 1.