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Cesar Azpilicueta signed for Chelsea from Marseille in 2012 and has been a figure of consistency for the Blues ever since. The 27-year-old has played every minute of every Premier League game. He made his 224th appearance in the game against Middlesbrough and says he relishes being one of our senior players.

“Now I’ve been here for five years and in that time I have been sharing a dressing room with amazing players,” he tells Chelsea magazine. “We have won trophies and I’m ready to help in whatever way the manager or club asks me to because I’m a person who wants to win every time.

“Sometimes you can even feel that young players are experienced, but when you get to the age where you have played hundreds of games you feel the difference. Obviously we have enough experience and we have all played in a lot of situations, so that helps us to keep improving.

“There are a few of us in the squad that came around the same time. We know we have to take responsibility, we know what this club is about and we have to make sure we perform at the level to fight for trophies. That’s always been the case at Chelsea.”

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