Cesar Azpilicueta’s performances for Chelsea this season hasn’t gone unnoticed and the Spaniard has been rewarded with a new three year contract.
Azpilicueta provided the cross for Diego Costa’s goal against Crystal Palace on Sunday and Jamie Redknapp believes there isn’t any defender who can defend in one-on-one situations and is also good at the ball like Azpilicueta.
Redknapp told Daily Mail: “I’m all for defenders playing out of the back but you have to be able to defend too. Cesar Azpilicueta is the best of both worlds.
“Having played as a right back, he is excellent going forward – his ball for Diego Costa’s goal at Crystal Palace was superb – but I don’t think there is anyone better than him in one-on-one situations.
“He looks like the sort of man who trains like he is on trial and has been sensational this season.
“Given the way Chelsea play, he is as important to Antonio Conte as Diego Costa, Eden Hazard and N’Golo Kante.”