• Azpilicueta: The top of the league is where Chelsea want to be

    Azpilicueta: The top of the league is where Chelsea want to be

    Cesar Azpilicueta is sure Chelsea can remain top of the Premier League this season after they leapfrogged Liverpool and Manchester City into pole position on Sunday.

    Diego Costa’s goal proved the difference as the Blues beat Middlesbrough 1-0 at the Riverside Stadium to go top of the league at the end of a match week for the first time since they won the league in May 2015.

    Antonio Conte’s men kept their sixth successive clean sheet in the Premier League, but had […]

  • Azpilicueta is a perfect centre-back, says Conte

    Azpilicueta is a perfect centre-back, says Conte

    The Blues boss regards his Spain international as a perfect fit in his new role since he was moved into the centre of defence in a 3-4-3 formation.

    Antonio Conte believes that Cesar Azpilicueta is thriving in a new role on the right-hand side of Chelsea’s three-man defence, after the club kept five clean sheets in their last five games.

    Azpilicueta came to prominence as a full-back, but has been deployed in a fresh position alongside David Luiz and Gary Cahill in […]