Chelsea’s right-backs have perhaps received less credit than they’ve deserved throughout the century so far. The following are arguably the club’s three greatest right-backs since the Stamford Bridge revolution of 2003 when Roman Abramovich bought the club and transformed it into one of the best in England.
The return of N’Golo Kante last Sunday showed his importance to the team with his stellar performance. But while he was impressive with his game, a lot of critics are saying that Lampard may be putting Kante at risk. The Chelsea boss must manage Kante’s playing time lest risk him burning out.
Chelsea have rejected a £20 million bid from Crystal Palace for Reece James. The Blues deemed their highly rated academy graduate as an important player that will have a vital role in the future.
Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta has revealed that he wants to set a good example for youngsters from within the club to follow next season. The Spaniard is expected to captain the side in most games next season and succeed Gary Cahill as leader of the Stamford Bridge side.
Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta has revealed that Eden Hazard had offers to remain in the Premier League. The Belgian international moved to Real Madrid this summer in a deal which could rise to as much as £150 million.
Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta has admitted that losing Eden Hazard will be a big loss for the club. The Belgian looks almost certain to be joining Real Madrid this summer. He most likely played his final game for the Blues in their 4-1 victory against Arsenal in the Europa League final in Baku on Wednesday.
Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta has highlighted the importance of defensive midfielder Jorginho. The Brazilian born Italian who is a favourite of Blues manager Mauricio Sarri arrived at Stamford Bridge last summer along with the tactician.
Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta has played down the impact of the club’s transfer ban on the team. In February, FIFA slapped the West London club with a two-window transfer ban after finding irregularities in their signing of young players. The ban will become effective from this summer and Azpilicueta conceded that the players are aware of it.
Gary Cahill’s current contract with Chelsea is due to come to an end this summer. The veteran has only featured sparingly in cup competitions so far this season and is likely to leave the Blues during the summer.
Maurizio Sarri has given a defiant response to the Chelsea supporters who were chanting “f*** Sarri-ball” and “we want Sarri out” in the Blues’ 2-1 victory at Cardiff, saying he was disappointed for his players and that he is staying at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta has admitted that his club’s performances this season have so far been “unacceptable”.
Television pundit Paul Merson has claimed that only Cesar Azpilicueta, Antonio Rudiger and N’Golo Kante can defend in the Chelsea squad.
Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta has thanked fans for their support following the club’s 2-0 FA Cup elimination at the hands of Manchester United on Monday. The Spaniard also urged the club to remain united as they look to find good form.
Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta has described his side’s 6-0 thrashing at the hands of Manchester City on Sunday in a damningly honest manner. The Blues were comprehensively outplayed and subsequently slipped down into sixth position in the standings.
Cesar Azpilicueta reckons that the signing of Christian Pulisic serves as a stern warning to the Chelsea squad that the club can easily remove them if they don’t perform.
Cesar Azpilicueta has urged Chelsea to bounce back from their 1-0 loss at the hands of Leicester at Stamford Bridge at the weekend.
Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta has revealed that he is ‘always proud’ when he gets the chance of captain the team. The Spaniard is one of the longest-serving members within the Blues squad, having joined the club in 2012 from Marseille.
Former Chelsea favourite Tommy Langley insists the Blues need Maurizio Sarri to issue a rallying call while also stressing the importance of having leaders in the squad.
Cesar Azpilicueta signed a new deal with Chelsea on Tuesday and is now set to remain at Stamford Bridge until 2022.
Chelsea vice-captain Cesar Azpilicueta is hoping that his side can challenge for the Premier League title this season. After a less-than-impressive summer transfer window, not many neutrals and pundits gave the Blues much of a chance during pre-season, but Maurizio Sarri’s side have silenced their critics so far.
Cesar Azpilicueta has revealed his admiration for Maurizio Sarri’s off-beat style of defending.
In the pre-match conference before Chelsea’s match against Cardiff last Saturday, Maurizio Sarri has revealed he has made a decision on who will be the permanent captain of his squad. “I have my idea, I have decided, but before telling you my decision I would like to speak to the players and the club,” said the Italian.
Cesar Azpilicueta believes Chelsea are ready to fight on all fronts in the new season, saying they have the necessary quality to compete in every competition they are in.
Chelsea kicked off their new Premier League season with a 3-0 victory away at Huddersfield. N’Golo Kante opened up the scoring with a simple sidefoot 34 minutes into the match before new signing Jorginho struck from the penalty spot just before the break.
The Community Shield season opener is just around the corner and Chelsea will be keen to take their chance on securing an early trophy under new manager Maurizio Sarri. The Italian coach only arrived at the club three weeks ago, yet judging from the Blues’ pre-season performances, it seems the players at his disposal have taken his footballing philosophy to heart.