AZPILICUETA AND MORATA CLOSE TO BREAKING PREMIER LEAGUE RECORD. READ WHAT AZPILICUETA HAS TO SAY

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Chelsea defeated Brighton 2-0 on Tuesday, thanks to goals from Alvaro Morata and Marcos Alonso.

The first goal is something we’ve become all too familiar with this season as Alvaro Morata opened the scoring via a header. He headed in Azpilicueta’s deep cross, which is the sixth time the right-back has provided an assist for his fellow Spaniard this season.

The Spanish pair are closing in on a Premier League record of nine in a season and Azpilicueta hailed their partnership as he admitted they had to work hard to break down Chris Hughton’s side.

He said: “Well it’s (the Azpilicueta and Morata partnership) working obviously.

“We knew the game was tight, that we needed to find space in the right position and we also knew it was important to score in the first minute of the second half.

“Sometimes it was difficult to deliver the ball because the pressure was coming on us really quick. I needed an extra yard to put the ball in and it worked.

“The first half wasn’t our best performance. We missed a few chances and allowed them to counter attack or to have possession.

“We knew that we had to push in the second half and our performance was better.”

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