Chelsea defender and vice-captain Cesar Azpilcueta insists the biggest challenge for Chelsea this season is to retain the Premier League title.
“The biggest challenge is obviously to retain the title,” Azpilicueta said as quoted on Chelsea’s official website.
“We performed to a very high level last season, but we know that it’s a fiercely competitive league and that it’s always even tougher the year after you’ve been crowned champions.
“We’re working hard day in, day out to rise to that challenge. We took a lot of people by surprise last season. They didn’t have us down as contenders, but we showed what we’re made of by winning the Premier League title and reaching the FA Cup final.
“Now we’ve got new challenges ahead of us.”