Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas insists that his form is not deteriorating despite him not being able to make a single assist since January.
The 27-year-old got his Chelsea career to a terrific start as he set up 15 goals in the first half of the season.
But the former Barcelona midfielder has not been in the best of forms of late, having failed to make a single assist since the Blues' 5-0 win over Swansea City in Barcleona.
However, Fabregas insists that it is unfair to judge his game only in the number of assists he has provided.
"It doesn't matter. I don't even know if it's been eight games, five or 10 - there are so many more aspects," the former Arsenal captain told the London Evening Standard.
"I don't expect to get an assist per game. If I was playing regularly as a No.10, I'd say judge me on my assists."
"But in a midfield pivot like we play at Chelsea, where I'm 20 metres behind the striker, of course I'm not going to get in the same position as many times as when you're No.10, So it's more difficult to get assists."
Although Fabregas is still at the top of the assists charts in the Premier League this season, he has received a lot of criticism following his less than impressive performances of late.
However, the Spaniard insists that he no longer has the same role (attacking midfielder) he had at Arsenal and Barcelona, and due to this reason he is no longer able to score many goals or make regular assists.
"If I was playing next to Diego Costa, Didier Drogba and Eden Hazard every game, then I'd say maybe [assists would be more realistic], but for me, now, it's about making the team play, making the team click," he explained.
"I need to pass the ball to Hazard, to Oscar, Willian and Juan Cuadrado, all these players. I try to make the team move forward and make runs when I can."
Despite saying that his current role at Chelsea is more difficult, Fabregas insists that he is also enjoying it more.
"The position I play is where you have to be more of a complete midfielder, you have to defend well, attack, control midfield, you have to pass well, you have to know when to go forward and control the tempo of the game. It's more difficult, but I enjoy it more."