Sebastian Giovinco sets MLS record as he scoops double award

Sebastian Giovinco has won the 2015 MLS Golden Boot as well as leading the league in assists to cap off what has been a sensational debut season in Major League Soccer for the Toronto star.

The Italian forward joined Toronto from Juventus during the offseason in one of the most exciting deals in MLS history and he didn’t disappoint.

He has scooped the Golden Boot award with 22 regular season goals and has also taken the assist title with 16. Kei Kamara also netted 22 times but Giovinco’s superior assist tally acts as the tiebreaker.

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The ‘Atomic Ant’ becomes the first MLS player to ever lead the league in both goals and assists at the end of the regular season and he has also become the first ever Toronto player to lead MLS in assists.

His 22 goals in one campaign also eclipsing Toronto’s previous record set by Dwayne De Rosario (15) in 2010.

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Toronto FC will now enter their first ever MLS Cup Playoff run with an away game to Montreal Impact on Thursday night. They lost 2-1 to the Impact on Sunday and will need to improve if they are to make it past the knockout round.

With Giovinco in their side they can never be ruled out and the tricky attacker will now look to fire the Reds to MLS Cup success at the first attempt.

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Chelsea star running out of time to break Arsenal legend’s record

Cesc Fabregas couldn’t have dreamed of a better start to life with Chelsea as his first ten Premier League games with the club saw him rack up an impressive nine assists.

Despite being quick out of the blocks this season, Fabregas has tailed off slightly and the assists have dried up with just two in his last seven league appearances.

The Spanish playmaker is now currently on 16 assists for the whole season and after his blistering start, Fabregas was tipped to break the all-time Premier League record for most assists in a campaign – a record currently held by Arsenal legend Thierry Henry.

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Henry laid on a monumental 20 goals for his teammates in the 2002/03 campaign and the closest anyone has come since was when Frank Lampard set-up 18 in the 2004/05 season while playing for Chelsea – Fabregas himself also recorded 17 assists in the 2007/08 season for Arsenal.

Most assists in a Premier League season:

  • 2002/03: Thierry Henry (Arsenal) – 20
  • 2004/05: Frank Lampard (Chelsea) – 18
  • 2007/08: Cesc Fabregas (Arsenal) – 17
  • 1992/93: Eric Cantona (Manchester United) – 16
  • 2014/15: Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea) – 16*

With nine games remaining, Fabregas has got a little bit more work to do if he is to break the record and he’ll certainly need to pick up the pace once again.

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The 27 year old had already set-up six goals in his first four Premier League games, so if he can replicate that kind of form, then he certainly stands a great chance of becoming the record holder.

Chelsea’s remaining fixtures:

  • 04 April – Stoke City (home)
  • 12 April – QPR (away)
  • 18 April – Manchester United (home)
  • 26 April – Arsenal (away)
  • 29 April – Leicester City (away)
  • 02 May – Crystal Palace (home)
  • 09 May – Liverpool (home)
  • 16 May – West Brom (away)
  • 24 May – Sunderland (home)