Cesar Azpilicueta sets new record as Chelsea beat Manchester City

Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta set a new record as the Blues beat Manchester City 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

Azpilicueta provided the assist for Hakim Ziyech’s equaliser for Chelsea against Manchester City and set a new Chelsea record.

Following his assist for Ziyech’s goal, Azpilicueta is the defender with the most assists for Chelsea in the Premier League (33).

Meanwhile, Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel hailed Azpilicueta ahead of the game against Manchester City.

Tuchel said: “He [Azpilicutea] expresses everything that I think is typical for Chelsea. He is a fighter, a team player, he doesn’t accept limits, he’s always available, a top professional and a nice guy, and a guy who loves sport. He does everything to play at this level, he is very self-aware and self-reflective, it’s a pleasure to have him in the group.

“It was like this from the first moment, we had a strong connection. I met an honest and open young man who is super reliable on the pitch and who leaves his heart out there every time he is on the pitch.

“He is the captain, a true leader in his personal way and we are very happy he plays all the time because he deserves it with his mentality, mindset, and ambition.”

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