Conte: Azpilicueta one of world’s best

first_imgAzpilicueta Conte: Azpilicueta one of world’s best centre-backs Dejan Kalinic Last updated 2 years ago 15:17 13/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Cesar Azpilicueta Chelsea Qarabag Getty Chelsea Chelsea v Qarabağ Premier League UEFA Champions League Antonio Conte The Spain international remains a pivotal part of the Blues side and even scored on their Champions League return, earning praise from his coach Cesar Azpilicueta is one of the best central defenders in the world, according to Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte.The Spain international has become a crucial part of Conte’s back three, and even got on the scoresheet in a 6-0 Champions League thrashing of Qarabag on Tuesday.Chelsea 16/1 to win CL Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Azpilicueta, 28, played every minute of his side’s successful Premier League campaign last season and has been a regular since joining Chelsea from Marseille in 2012.Conte was full of praise for the defender after his side’s latest win, saying Azpilicueta deserved to be considered among the world’s best.”Last season Azpi was one of the most important players for us,” the Italian said.”In this position as a central defender he is one of the best in the world. He is very good with and without the ball.A perfect night:Return to @ChampionsLeague WinClean SheetGreat atmosphere at the BridgeAnd a too #cfc — César Azpilicueta (@CesarAzpi) September 12, 2017 “He’s a fantastic guy, he’s always positive, and during the training sessions he works in a fantastic way.”For a coach to have him is a dream.”Chelsea have won three of their opening four Premier League games and host Arsenal on Sunday.last_img