The defender was also selected for the 2018 World Cup squad although he was an unused sub throughout the campaign. Named permanent captain by Lampard following Cahill's departure, Azpilicueta played 4,313 minutes last season – the most minutes of any other Chelsea player. In one of those games, at Sunderland in December 2016, he made his 200th Chelsea appearance and that month he also signed a new contract committing himself to the club until June 2020. Azpilicueta scored his first league goal for Chelsea and his second overall with the winner away at West Brom in August 2015. Danilo Pereira commente sa premiÃ¨re avec le PSG, Tuchel : Â« J'ai eu un sentiment bizarre Â». His ability to suppress opposition wingers immediately impressed, along with his dependability in possession and increasing willingness to join the team’s attacks. Born on 28 August 1989 in Pamplona, Navarre, Azpilicueta began his career at the academy of his hometown club, Osasuna. Signed from Marseille in August 2012, weeks after representing Spain in the London Olympics, Cesar Azpilicueta soon emerged as a first-choice right-back. Since arriving at Chelsea with a proven pedigree in 2018, Giroud has scored more headed goals than any other player in the Premier League with 31 total headers. He displayed a happy knack in front of goal, scoring in Champions League home games against Ajax and Lille, and domestic draws with Brighton and Arsenal. When he was required to revert to right-back, for matches against Atletico Madrid and Liverpool, he made the transition seamlessly. Mount appeared in a team-high 53 matches and scored eight goals – the most by an English midfielder for Chelsea since Frank Lampard’s 15 Premier League goals in 2012/13. Last season, Kovacic attempted 50+ dribbles and had the highest dribble success rate of any individual in the Premier League with 79%. The youngster, however, endured a difficult opening to his career at the club suffering a knee injury which ruled him out for his first season. Meet Azpilicueta, defender of Chelsea - 31, all the stats, goals, assists, all seasons on Tribuna.com An impressive run of clean sheets and club-record breaking sequence of wins were recorded. With five of those after the restart, he is the oldest player to score in five consecutive Premier League matches. The loss of his presence when an injury forced him off with the scores tied at 1-1 in our eventual FA Cup final defeat further demonstrated the importance of his influence and experience in a young team. He played an integral role as the Blues secured a third-place Premier League finish and completed the full 90 minutes in the Europa League final win over Benfica in Amsterdam, bringing his first season at the club to a triumphant finish. © 2020 Chelsea FC. That’s the highest finish for an English manager in their debut season since Nottingham Forest with Frank Clark finished third in 1994/95. Azpilicueta scored an absolute stunner as the Blues came back from 2-0 down to win a League Cup tie at Leicester but it was the return to his defensive best, as the right-sided member of the back-three selected by Antonio Conte at the start of October, that was the highlight of his early months with the new boss. The Spaniard then scored his first Chelsea goal from the penalty spot in a 4-3 post-season friendly defeat to Manchester City in the US. There then followed a significant spell back in his traditional position on the right flank when Branislav Ivanovic was asked to play centre-back in the absence of others, and by the end of the campaign Azpilicueta had played more minutes than anyone in the squad. And he used that time well, making 107 tackles and winning 254 duels. His solitary goal was a late equaliser in a game at Cardiff we went on to win in March 2019, in what proved to be a crucial victory in the race for a top-four spot we eventually secured with a game to spare. His total of four at the end of the season made it the most productive in front of goal of his career so far and he could have had two more - VAR denied him an equaliser against Liverpool early on and a memorable winner in that Ajax epic. Cesar Azpilicueta made his 250th Chelsea appearance in the away game at West Ham United in December 2017. StÃ©phan : Â« Ce qui nous a manquÃ©, c'est l'efficacitÃ© Â», Morata fait gagner la Juve Ã Kiev, Bruges s'impose sur le fil au ZÃ©nith, Azpilicueta : Â« On a l'impression qu'il faut marquer trois ou quatre buts par match Â», SimÃ£o intronisÃ© entraÃ®neur de Mouscron.