Hero! What Azpilicueta did from the stands despite being benched by Reece James

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Reece James has been a quality player this season, and the player he has taken his place, is no ordinary player.

Cesar Azpilicueta is a world class player, and he has been at the top for very long. However, the emergence of Reece, will mean that Azpilicueta may have limited game time this season.

The Chelsea skipper, has admitted that he loves playing games, but has also thrown his weight of support behind the young fullback.

With fans being absent from the stadium, it’s now easy to hear what goes on in the ground, and Azpilicueta is usually very vocal even when on the bench.

One of the frequent things he has been heard saying is ‘Well done Reece!’

Others are ‘Jon, Jon, it was never a foul!’, and ‘Up, up!’

Asked why he’s usually vocal on the stands, Azpilicueta laughed as he told the official Chelsea website: “It’s the way I live!

“In training, on the pitch, on the bench, it doesn’t change. I am very passionate and I want to get involved, that is natural. That’s the way I feel.

“Obviously I would like to play but whatever happens I want to help. I get really into the game. I can’t control that!”

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