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It didn’t work out too well for Cesar Azpilicueta under Frank Lampard, as the 31-year-old skipper was slowly being phased out of the team.
Besides his limited playing time of late, the Spaniard has also not been scoring goals as well. Before his goal against Burnley, it had been over a year since he last scored, and the right-back has claimed that it’s not a situation that he’s used to.
Azpilicueta had to run down many metres to open up for a Callum Hudson-Odoi pass and blasted the shot into the net, for Chelsea’s first goal against Burnley.
“I saw the opportunity in front to run,” said Azpilicueta.
“Callum did very well because he drove at the defenders which created the space for me. When I arrived I didn’t have much time to think, just to hit it as quick as possible.
“Luckily it went in and it helped the team. It has been over a year that I didn’t score a goal. I am not used to it but it was good to get the win, and not just that, how we did it was important.
“It was a very good performance. The team controlled the game totally. We moved the ball, created chances, we defended very well. We didn’t concede a shot on goal so it was a solid performance. It’s a good step.”