Lampard gives his verdict on Azpilicueta’s performance

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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has hailed the performance of Blues skipper Cesar Azpilicueta in the game against Aston Villa.

Chelsea had gone behind to Aston Villa late in the first-half. Despite the dominance of Chelsea, Kortney Hause scored an unlikely goal for the home side to put Villa in front.

Chelsea will eventually win the game 2-1, with Azpilicueta having a hand in the two goals scored by Christian Pulisic and Olivier Giroud, as he was high up the pitch to give an awesome delivery for the goals.

Lampard was full of praise for the skipper as he admitted that they had been working on this in training.

Lampard said after the game: “I thought Azpi was really good in the game. Obviously he delivers the ball for Christian’s goal and got really high up in areas. We worked a lot before the game on how we wanted to attack and down the right-hand side was certainly an area for us to try to exploit.

“Willian, Mason Mount when he moved to that side and Azpi with his energy to keep joining was a huge point of attack for us and eventually we got the breakthrough from that. He showed his leadership and his quality.”

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