Azpilicueta rates Atletico Madrid after recent defeat

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Atletico Madrid have dropped form in recent games, as they have been unable to win any of their last two games.

Diego Simeone’s side were beaten 2-0 by Levante over the weekend, having also played a 1-1 draw in their previous game.

Chelsea skipper Cesar Azpilicueta faced the press ahead of the game, and he rates Atletico as a top team despite the recent defeat.

“They’re a very solid team, top of the league in Spain and that’s well deserved,” Azpilicueta admitted.

“Even though they lost last weekend at home, we know that we are facing a very strong team with experience in the competition, with a manager that they have been working together with for a few years.

“We have to try to play our game – to control the game, try to create chances, be clinical up front and defend well.”

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