Azpilicueta reveals why Chelsea players are happy with the new manager

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Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta has started back to back games for Chelsea since Thomas Tuchel was appointed as the new club boss last week Tuesday.

The Blues have gotten four points from their last two games, and the team put in a good show against Burnley on Sunday.

Interestingly, the two goals were scored by Spaniards who had limited playing time under former boss, Frank Lampard.

Speaking after the game, Azpilicueta admitted that the players are happy with the opportunity under the new gaffer, as everyone now has to prove themselves afresh.

“Marcos has shown his quality in the box, and scored a lot of important goals for us,” said Azpilicueta.

“He was back in the team and I am pleased with his performance and his goal. We know what he can give the team in his position.

“Everybody in the squad is important. Everybody started from zero with the new manager and we have to keep that competition. It’s healthy and it gives people opportunities.

“We are far from where we want but with the new manager we have the second part of the season and everything to play for,’ added Azpi.

“Everybody is very ambitious so let’s keep working and Thursday we have a very important game.”

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