César Azpilicueta Tanco (born 28 August 1989 in Pamplona, Navarre) is a Spanish footballer who plays for Olympique de Marseille in France, as a right defender.
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Napoli Ready To Move For Chelsea Fullback Cesar Azpilicueta: It has been revealed that Napoli chief Riccardo B...
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Benitez weighing up £7m raid on former club Chelsea for defender Azpilicueta
Serie A high-flyers Napoli are interested in signing out-of-favour Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta when the winter transfer window opens.
Rafa Benitez is preparing a £7m January bid for defender Cesar Azpilicueta
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Rafa Benitez is preparing a £7m bid for Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta
manager Rafael Benitez is eyeing up a raid on his former club for defender Cesar Azpilicueta (Daily Star)
Oh we need him to "Good luck to him "Cesar Azpilicueta wanted by Rafa Benitez at Napoli
“It seems like Benitez wants Cesar Azpilicueta in January, calm down Rafa, you ain't getting him.” Pft.
Napoli manager Rafael Benitez is keen on raiding former club Chelsea for full back Cesar Azpilicueta, the Dail...
Benitez eyeing raid on for defender Azpilicueta
While manager Rafael is looking to another former recruit in Spanish defender Cesar
A particular noteworthy performance belongs to Cesar Azpilicueta,who was standing in for Ashley Cole at...
Rafa Benitez set to return to Chelsea in bid to sign disgruntled defender Chelsea could be on the verge of receiving a rather unexpected offer from Napoli for 24 year old Spanish right back Cesar Azpilicueta according to reports in the Gazzetta dello Sport. Napoli boss Rafa Benitez has apparently taken a liking to the Spanish defender during his short stint in charge of the Blues, and is keen on offering him a new lease of life in Italy after the youngster’s career at Chelsea appears to have temporarily stalled following the return of Jose Mourinho to the club
Rafa Benitez could be about to launch a raid on former club Chelsea for right-back Cesar Azpilicueta.
Rafa Benitez eyeing raid on Chelsea for defender Cesar Azpilicueta...
Rafael Benítez will make a bid for. Liverpool's Lucas Leiva and Chelsea's. Cesar Azpilicueta in January. (Source:. Corriere dello Sport)
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Benitez eyeing raid on Chelsea for defender Azpilicueta
have told Napoli that they will not entertain offers below £17.5m for Cesar Azpilicueta. [Gazetta dello Sport]
Reports are spreading that Napoli have set their sights on Chelsea full-back Cesar Azpilicueta. The news was already in La Gazzetta dello Sport on Wednesday and has now turned up in British newspaper the Daily Star. MH
Rafael Benitez eyes Chelsea defender Napoli boss Rafael Benitez could go back to his old club Chelsea in hunt for a new defender, with Cesar Azpilicueta topping his wishlist. Do you want to see this happen?
LATEST. After making 3 appearence in chelsea colours so far this season. Napoli raised their intrest in singing chelsea man "Cesar Azpilicueta during the january transfer period. According to La Gazzeta dello sport. Rafa Benitez is a big admirer of the 24 year old spaniard. Will he be a good additin to napoli?
E*L*A*T*E*D! “It Was A Good Response” – Mourinho Happy With Chelsea’s Win Over Schalke Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, was delighted with his side’s 3-0 win over Schalke in the Champions League on Wednesday. Samuel Eto’o grabbed a brace, while Demba Ba volleyed in the third goal, to give the Blues all three points. “I think it was good [response] but of course the first 15 minutes were difficult, we were a team without big maturity and stability after the defeat on Sunday. After that we played very well and kept possession in a comfortable way and after the first goal we played well,” Mourinho said. “I know Petr Cech made a fantastic save for a possible 1-1 but everybody worked hard and made defensive work especially the wingers against their full-backs.” Mourinho also revealed how he told Eto’o to close down Schalke keeper, Timo Hilderbrand, which eventually led to the first goal of the game. He said: “I told him that. I know the keeper from Portugal and Spain because he was there and ...
MATCH REPORT: CHELSEA 3 SCHALKE 0 Summary Chelsea's position in Group E was greatly strengthened by our third straight win in the competition, a Samuel Eto'o double strike and a late goal from substitute Demba Ba giving us back-to-back victories over the Bundesliga side. If Eto'o's first goal tonight owed a lot an opposition mistake, the second certainly didn't when he capped a swift move with an emphatic finish. Schalke had threatened early on but were kept at bay for most of the game although Petr Cech was called on early in the second half with the score 1-0. Team News As he promised, Jose Mourinho made changes, six in total with Cesar Azpilicueta playing left-back as he had in Germany two weeks ago. Gary Cahill , John Mikel Obi , Willian and Andre Schurrle all returned to the side, and Eto'o replaced injured Fernando Torres in attack. Schalke's changes from the first meeting were in attack too with Adam Szalai back as striker and Kevin-Prince Boateng dropping back. Christian Fuchs came into midfield. ...
Terry - Eto'o goal no fluke The ability to keep such a large, talented squad happy, is key to Chelsea being successful this season, he added. "It was wrong of us to say it was Chelsea's 'B' team that took part in the Capital One Cup at the Emirates a few weeks ago," said Wilkins. "Mourinho can change eleven and throw eleven in because they're so good. "Just look at Cesar Azpilicueta who came in at left full-back as a right-footed player but didn't look out of place at all. He deputised fantastically well for Ashley Cole. "Mourinho gets the group as a unit and builds a siege mentality in a pleasant manner. "Man management at this level is more important. All these players know how to play technically and tactically so it's about keeping the human being happy and Jose does it really well. "He puts an arm around the one that needs an arm around them and kicks up the backside the one that needs a kick up the backside. He does that really well." 0 Comments
Mourinho played Cesar Azpilicueta in the LB position and it worked.
have finally lined up a new left-back to replace Patrice Sporting Lisbon have named their price for and target Diego Capel; and Rafael is to raid for a defender - plus the rest of the day's big stories. ‘United line up bid for new left-back’ – Sevilla’s Alberto Moreno is the latest candidate to replace Patrice Evra at Reports in Spain suggest that 21-year-old Moreno, who recently made his debut for the Spanish national team, is on United's radar as they look to replace the Frenchman. United are ready to compete with and Chelsea to sign Moreno, who has a £25m release clause, as they prepare for a move in January. ‘Arsenal, Liverpool and Spurs told to pay £6m for Capel’ – Sporting Lisbon are willing to sell Spanish winger Diego Capel in January but only if someone meets their £6m valuation of the player. Reports in Portugal suggest that Sporting are ready to let Capel leave in January after resisting interest from Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham for the 25-year-old over the summer. Sportin ...
After a shock loss against Newcastle at the weekend, Chelsea got back to winning ways against Schalke on Wednesday night. Jose Mourinho made significant changes to the team that was beaten on Tyneside, and goals from Samuel Eto’o and Demba Ba secured victory. With the Blues getting back to business as usual, here are five observations from the Stamford Bridge encounter. Strikers start to score With Fernando Torres starting to hit form but suffering from injury, both Samuel Eto’o and Demba Ba put their hands up for future inclusion by getting goals in the victory. The Cameroon international scored a brace, with the second a flashback to the days of his pomp, while Ba came off the bench to prove he is not ready to accept a Stamford Bridge exit just yet. In the short-term, Mourinho will have some selection decisions to make once Torres returns to fitness, while his thoughts on purchasing a new centre forward in January could be potentially impacted by the pair’s defiance. Draxler impresses against futu ...
MATCH REPORT: ARSENAL 0 CHELSEA 2 31-10-2013 Summary Goals from Cesar Azpilicueta and Juan Mata ensure we celebrate Jose Mourinho 's 200 th game as manager like so many, with a win, in the fourth round of the Capital One Cup. Our Spanish right-back struck his first Chelsea goal before the interval, capitalising on a short Carl Jenkinson back-pass to volley home from inside the box. That means we have had three new goalscorers in the space of 10 days, Azpilicueta joining Andre Schurrle and Samuel Eto'o in notching their first for the club. The lead was doubled three- quarters of the way through the match via the right boot of Mata, whose sweetly-struck shot whistled past Lukasz Fabianski for his first goal of the season. In the end, it was a fairly comfortable victory for the much- changed Blues, with our opponents offering little threat going forward. It was in this competition that Mourinho lifted his first trophy as Chelsea boss, and tonight's victory means we are still on course to emulate that feat ni ...
Eto'o too sharp for Schalke. A Timo Hildebrand howler helped Samuel Eto'o set Chelsea on their way to a 3-0 Champions League home win over Schalke on Wednesday night. The Cameroon striker scored his first goal in Europe for the Blues on 31 minutes after a bad mistake from visiting goalkeeper Hildebrand, and fired in a second nine minutes after the break. There was time for Eto'o's replacement Demba Ba to get on the scoresheet too seven minutes from time as Chelsea took control of Group E by matching their margin of victory in Gelsenkirchen on Matchday Three. Following Saturday's 2-0 Premier League defeat at Newcastle, Blues boss Jose Mourinho made six changes to his starting line-up. Gary Cahill, Cesar Azpilicueta, Andre Schurrle, John Obi Mikel, Willian and Eto'o came in, with David Luiz, Ashley Cole, Juan Mata and Frank Lampard dropping to the bench. Fernando Torres was missing with a leg injury, but there was some confusion over why Eden Hazard was left out of the matchday 18. Before kick-off, Mourinho ...
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho on leaving out Eden Hazard: "I prefer to say that Willian and Andre Schurrle made fantastic work for us. We have a big squad, we have players with quality, players who sometimes are frustrated because they are not first options but when they are chosen they do so well. "The other thing for me is Cesar Azpilicueta played in position which is not his first and he did so well. Let's forget Eden because I didn't select him and on Saturday he will be with the team. We know his talent, he will be on the bench or playing, but he will be in the squad for sure."
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Chelseatake on Schalke at Stamford Bridge in the Champions Leaguetonight looking to take a huge step towards qualification to the knockout stages. The Blues are level on six points with Schalke heading into this game so a win would put the West Londoners on the verge of qualification to the next phase. Jose Mourinho has opted to drop Ashley Cole with Cesar Azpilicueta starting at left-back. Frank Lampard, Juan Mata and David Luiz are also on the bench while Samuel Eto’o replaces the injured Fernando Torresup front. Here are the confirmed line-ups: Chelsea Cech; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Ramires, Mikel; Schurrle, Oscar,Willian; Eto’o. Subs: Schwarzer, Cole, David Luiz, Lampard, De Bruyne, Mata, Ba Schalke Hildebrand, Uchida, Höwedes, Matip, Aogo, Neustädter, Jones, Draxler, Boateng, Fuchs, Szalai Subs: Fahrmann, Hoogland, Santana, Kolasinac, Meyer, Clemens, Ayhan What are your thoughts on the teams? Share your views below.
…-Jens Keller makes just one change from Schalke's 2-0 win over Hertha Berlin on Saturday, drafting Jermaine Jones into midfield in place of talented 18-year-old Max Meyer. Meanwhile, widely-praised Julian Draxler is one man Mourinho will be keeping a close eye on tonight. …-So, no Fernando Torres for Chelsea after the striker was ruled out with a leg injury, meaning Samuel Eto'o leads the line. Willian gets the nod in midfield as Mourinho makes six changes from the defeat to Newcastle, with Gary Cahill, Cesar Azpilicueta, John Obi Mikel and Andre Schurrle also coming in.
Arsene Wenger insists there is no reason to panic after Arsenal slumped to a lacklustre 2-0 defeat against Chelsea in the League Cup fourth round. Wenger’s side suffered a second successive home defeat as the Blues cruised into the last eight, thanks to goals from Cesar Azpilicueta and Juan Mata. It was a bitter pill to swallow for Wenger, who had seen his team defeated by Borussia Dortmund at the Emirates Stadium seven days previously in their Uefa Champions League group game. Inevitably the two results will be seen as proof that Arsenal are still lacking the quality to end their eight-year trophy drought despite their impressive climb to the top of the Premier League table. But, given that both Arsenal and Chelsea made a host of changes for Tuesday’s tie, Wenger has no intention of rushing to condemn his players as also-rans. “Lets not go too quick to a conclusion. If you take the points we have made since January, we have got more than anybody else,” Wenger said. “After losing the first game ...
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Arsenal 0 Chelsea 2: Azpilicueta and Mata continue Mourinho's hoodoo over Wenger At the final whistle there was a touching moment when Mesut Ozil ran towards Jose Mourinho and handed him his jersey. On Tuesday night, Chelsea’s manager had the shirts off Arsenal’s backs. There is nothing for Mourinho to be afraid of here, nothing to suggest the Gunners have his side’s staying power. The ‘psychological influence’ that Arsene Wenger spoke of ahead of this Capital One Cup-tie was stripped away with a swing of Juan Mata’s right boot in the 66th minute. Chelsea are through to the quarter-final of this competition and yet it feels like something so much bigger took place. Arsenal have lost to two proper teams under the lights at the Emirates inside a week. First Dortmund, now Chelsea. Not good enough. Wenger will only breathe easily if the Barclays Premier League leaders recover to beat Liverpool in Saturday’s teatime kick-off. They made a dog’s dinner of this, frustrating their fans by allowing ...
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[SkySports] ➔ Juan Mata paid tribute to team-mate Cesar Azpilicueta after the Chelsea pair's goals knocke...
Juan Mata says Chelsea are ‘ready to try for the title’ after beating Arsenal. Are they the team to beat?
Wenger: We will respond against Liverpool Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is confident his side will bounce back from its Capital One Cup exit when it entertains Liverpool in the Premier League on Saturday. The Gunners were brushed aside 2-0 by a strong Chelsea side at the Emirates, with Cesar Azpilicueta and Juan Mata scoring the goals which inflicted Arsenal’s second home defeat upon them in as many games, after their 2-1 Champions League loss to Borussia Dortmund. The French manager allayed fears of a slump and is confident the league leaders will be fully focused on victory against Brendan Rodgers’ side, who are currently sitting in third place. Speaking to the Arsenal official website, he said: We will respond against Liverpool, don’t worry. The home form is a concern but not as big as the statistics show it, because I felt in big games against Dortmund and [Chelsea] we gave easy goals away. There are positives and negatives, the negatives are we give the goals away, the positives are that we don ...
Cesar Azpilicueta prepared to fight for Chelsea place
Cesar Azpilicueta has claimed he is happy with his role at Chelsea this season even though he hasn't made a league start yet.
Funny pic. The moment Cesar Azpilicueta realised he had scored his first goal for Chelsea!.
It was for Spanyolas' day on Tuesday night congrats to Cesar Azpilicueta & Juan Mata for the goals.
Cesar Azpilicueta on his first-ream chances: "Last season as well I didn't start it playing, but after that I played practically every game. This year there is another manager, and at the moment he plays with Branislav [Ivanovic]. But I'm training very well and I feel confident with him."
Cesar Azpilicueta: "This league is really competitive and every game is difficult. We just have to keep working and improving in every game. We are growing up as a team and that is the most important thing."
Cesar Azpilicueta: . "The manager knows that when he needs me I will always try to do my best for the team in any...
Cesar Azpilicueta talks about becoming a Chelsea goalscorer and about the season ahead.
Cesar Azpilicueta: "The season is long and the most important thing is to keep working. We have a really good squad, every player can play and give 100 per cent, and we need to keep fighting for titles because we want to arrive at the end of the season with options to win every trophy."
defender Cesar Azpilicueta has set his sights on overtaking at the top of thePremier League...
Premier League Title News. - Arsene Wenger has vowed to keep Arsenal's title campaign on the rails. - Cesar Azpilicueta has promised Chelsea are ready to turn up the title heat on Arsenal. ~ ForderMazing
Cesar Azpilicueta: "The most important thing is to smell that maybe you have the chance to score. I am a defender and I know when the ball is coming in the air it can be sometimes be difficult. He tried to play it back to the keeper but I arrived there before. My team-mates told me they were looking where I was in that moment and they looked in the box and I was scoring the goal."
Cesar Azpilicueta on his goal: "I was defending the corner next to Mark (Schwarzer), and when the ball was...
Chelsea full-back Cesar Azpilicueta says he trusts Jose Mourinho's judgement in playing Branislav Ivanovic ahead of him.
Cesar Azpilicueta has warned Chelsea's rivals that there is more to come from Jose Mourinho's in-form side.
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Cesar Azpilicueta insists Chelsea are targeting top spot in the Premier League after their cup victory over Arsenal.
Cesar prepared to fight for place...
César the game, Eden told me that I was going to score & also told me that I was going to score
Cesar Azpilicueta says have got so many great players they've got the best 2 teams in Is he right?
MATA: CESAR'S DAY. Juan Mata was delighted to be joined on the scoresheet by his compatriot Cesar Azpilicueta...
AZPILICUETA: GROWING TOGETHER . Cesar Azpilicueta has been reflecting on his first goal in a Chelsea shirt,...
Azpilicueta has no complaints over Chelsea role: Chelsea right-back Cesar Azpilicueta in...
Cesar Azpilicueta prepared to fight for Chelsea place.
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Premier League: Cesar Azpilicueta prepared to fight for Chelsea place
Cesar Azpilicueta insists Chelsea are now gunning for top spot in the Premier League following their 2:0 Capital One Cup victory over Arsenal on Tuesday night.
Capital One Cup 4th Round review Blog Hello and welcome to The Football Analyst Show and tonight we will be reviewing the 4th round ties of the Capital One Cup. First off we'll start with the Arsenal and Chelsea game which finished 2-0 to the blues. Cesar Azpilicueta gave Chelsea the lead early on with a cool finish past Fabianski after a terrible mistake by Carl Jenkinson. Arsenal were dominating most of the second half but a strike from Juan Mata put Chelsea into the quarter finals. It was a very entertaining game at St Andrews as Birmingham drew 4-4 with Stoke after 90 minutes and extra time. Stoke took the lead through Oussama Assaidi after his brilliant strike from 30 yards. Birmingham equalised through Tom Adeyemi on 28 minutes. Peter Crouch regained Stoke's lead on 55 minutes before Marko Arnautovic gave Stoke a 3-1 lead but in the last few minutes Peter Lovenkrands scored twice to take the game into extra time. Kenweyne Jones regained Stoke's lead 4 minutes into extra time but 2 minutes before the ...
League Cup United to face Stoke away in quarter-finals Manchester United have been drawn to face Stoke City away from home in the quarter-finals of the League Cup. Javier Hernandez struck twice as United eased into the last eight with a convincing 4-0 win over Norwich at Old Trafford while Stoke needed penalties to edge past Birmingham. The final Championship side left in the competition Leicester City have been rewarded with a home tie against Manchester City. Substitute Lloyd Dyer scored an 89th-minute winner in a thrilling topsy-turvy tie as the Foxes stunned Fulham 4-3 at the King Power Stadium while City needed extra time to edge past Newcastle. Southampton or Sunderland will play Chelsea at home. The two teams meet at the Stadium of Light on Wednesday November 6 for a place in the last eight. The winner of that match will take on Chelsea after goals from Cesar Azpilicueta and Juan Mata helped Jose Mourinho mark his 200th match at the helm with a comprehensive win at Arsenal. And completing the draw, ...
Chelsea oust Arsenal 2013-10-30 London - Cesar Azpilicueta seized on a defensive blunder and Juan Mata scored a slick second as Chelsea dumped Premier League leaders Arsenal out of the League Cup with a 2-0 victory at their London rivals on Tuesday. The fourth round loss ends one route to a trophy for Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, who failed to mastermind a victory over Jose Mourinho for the ninth time as he looks to deliver his club's first silverware since 2005. Mourinho now has a quarter-final to look forward to in the competition that gave him the first trophy of his first Chelsea reign in 2005. Manchester United will be joining Chelsea in the last eight after Javier Hernandez scored twice in a 4-0 victory over Norwich. In a shock result, Fulham were beaten 4-3 by second-tier club Leicester. Stoke were forced into extra-time against Birmingham but won 4-2 on penalties after it finished 4-4 over 120 minutes. West Ham also required penalties to see off lower-league opposition, but won 2-0 at Burnley wi ...
In a first half of few chances, Cesar Azpilicueta opened the scoring in the 26th minute when he pounced on an undercooked Carl Jenkinson header to give the visitors the lead. The Gunners responded well, with Nacho Monreal coming close to restoring parity moments later with a firm drive across the face of goal. Arsène Wenger’s side upped the tempo after half time, with Santi Cazorla and Aaron Ramsey both trying their luck, while Samuel Eto’o flashed a shot wide for the visitors. The momentum seemed to be with Arsenal as Ramsey fizzed a superb effort just wide, but on 65 minutes they fell further behind as Juan Mata beat Fabianski from the edge of the box. Substitute Olivier Giroud tested Mark Schwarzer with a firm close-range shot moments after coming on, while Jack Wilshere came also came close from the edge of the area. But there was to be no way back for the Gunners, who now turn their attentions towards Saturday’s showdown with Liverpool.
Cesar Azpilicueta and Juan Mata scored to give Chelsea a 2-0 win over Arsenal in the Capital One Cup.
DailyMail - Arsenal 0 Chelsea 2: Match report - Juan Mata and Cesar Azpilicueta score for Jose Mourinho's team
Arsene Wenger bemoaned defensive naivety in Arsenal's 2-0 defeat to Chelsea that saw his side exit the Capital One Cup. Confusion in the Gunners backline at a rapid counter-attack allowed Cesar Azpilicueta to put the Blues ahead in the first half, while a rasping shot from Juan Mata doubled the lead after the break. Arsenal were unable to convert pressure into chances and left the competition before the quarter- finals for the first time in 11 years, but Wenger drew some satisfaction from the display by a side that had eight changes from his previous selection. "We played at a very good pace, what happened is that we were a bit naive in some situations because some players lack experience," Wenger told Sky Sports. "The first goal is a corner for us, then a goal for them, but overall we did well. "We played with a good attitude, determination and pace, overall it was a tight game that was decided by one or two opportunities on Chelsea's side. They exploited our mistakes.
Am told Chelsea beat Arsenal last night, is it true? I have also heard that it was 2:0 and that the goals where scored by Cesar Azpilicueta and Juan Mata. Is it also true that Man United beat Hull City 4:0, and that the goals came from Javier Hernandez, Phil Jones and Fabio da Silva and that Adnan Januzaj put up a very stunning performance? Is it true?
::Who do you want to see start tonight? 'The average age of the Chelsea outfield squad that won 2-0 at Swindon was 25. The Blues' likely goalie tonight, Mark Schwarzer, 41, bumps that up considerably. Since starting in that win Marco van Ginkel has been ruled out till March. The highest appearance-maker in this competition from the current squad, Frank Lampard (33 appearances, 11 goals), will almost certainly be rested after his hectic recent schedule. There are several players who will hope to lay out their case for more minutes, not least John Mikel Obi, David Luiz, Juan Mata, Kevin De Bruyne, Demba Ba, Michael Essien, Cesar Azpilicueta and Ryan Bertrand.' READ MORE:
Cole back for Blues Ashley Cole is available again as Chelsea take on Barclays Premier League title rivals Manchester City on Sunday. The England left-back has been absent with a rib problem, but is expected to slot straight into the side in place of Cesar Azpilicueta, the right-back who played on the left in Tuesday's Champions League clash at Schalke. Midfielder Marco van Ginkel, who is out long-term with a knee injury, is the only injury absentee. Jose Mourinho is well aware his side face a significant test of their title ambitions but the Blues boss is relaxed about the outcome of the Stamford Bridge clash. The contest is one of the most eagerly awaited of the season so far, pitting squads lavishly assembled by Roman Abramovich and Abu Dhabi's Sheikh Mansour, one of the few men in the world with more disposable cash than the Russian oligarch. Chelsea are a point better off than City after eight games and enter the contest on the back of a seven-match unbeaten run which has included 14 goals in their l ...
PRE-MATCH BRIEFING: CHELSEA V Manchester City - TACTICAL BRIEF The second meanest defence in the Barclays Premier League, Chelsea's, faces top scorers Manchester City on Sunday. Both clubs are in their hottest form of the season so far. The Pensioners' attack may find opportunities against a shaky City rearguard but the defence will face a far sterner test than against Schalke. The visitors' attacking resources are among the best and most creative in Europe. There might be a case for the pace, drive and anticipation of David Luiz ahead of Gary Cahill, especially if the Brazilian has learned from his Cardiff error. He also knows how to score against Mancunians. In Germany midweek, Ryan Bertrand remained on the bench as Cesar Azpilicueta, a right-footer, was rewarded for his bright cameo against the Welsh with a start in place of injured Ashley Cole. With Cole now fit, the most senior of the full-backs is expected to return. Mourinho has the luxury of in-form strikers. With Demba Ba likely perhaps to start ...
I will on any given day, pick Cesar Azpilicueta ahead of Branislav Ivanovic for the right back spot ...
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This is hilarious. It's a parody of Cesar Azpilicueta's week at Chelsea. Well worth a read. via
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has set his sights on a double White Hart Lane raid as he seeks to strengthen his Stamford Bridge squad. Mourinho is said to be keen on England right-back Kyle Walker who he feels would be a better option than either Branislav Ivanovic and Cesar Azpilicueta. The Blues manager believes he can lure the 23 year old from North to West London with the promise of Champions League action as well as a genuine push to win major honours. Click link to read full story...
For - A look at why Cesar Azpilicueta needs to find first-team football in order to go to the World Cup.
And David Villa are all out injured for Spain and Nacho Fernandez, Cesar Azpilicueta, Javi Garcia, Soldado and Llorente
Spain: Juan Mata. Cesar Azpilicueta is not called by Vicente Del Bosque, while Fernando Torres is out with a knee injury.
Chelsea could face a fight to hang onto Cesar Azpilicueta in January as Athletic Bilbao eye the defender. (Source: Dai…
my own point of view, here players Chelsea should offload in January When we ask our punters the question of which Chelsea players they would like to get rid of this January, the response surprises us. A couple of names obviously pop up straight away, but as our landlord reminds our regulars, you cannot get rid of three forwards all in one go! There are of course some other players we would consider to be so-called deadwood in the squad, but there is a fine line between someone who is good to have in the squad and someone who has no future at the club. The likes of Ryan Bertrand and Cesar Azpilicueta may be struggling for playing time at the minute, but are ones for the future. Both Mourinho and the players themselves know their chances will come. Throughout the course of the season, players become injured and suspended – meaning a chance will come along eventually. Some players however have simply outstayed their welcome at the club. With Mourinho looking to kick on and make his team into not just dome ...
Ryan Bertrand, Cesar Azpilicueta and Michael Essien. Three players who I hugely admire but have seen nothing of this season
Wales winger Gareth Bale, 24, flew back from Spain and held talks with Manchester United before completing a world record £86m move to Real Madrid. Andrea Pirlo Pirlo has previously come close to joining Chelsea Full story: Daily Mirror The Premier League champions offered Tottenham more than £120m in a bid to get Bale. Full story: The Sun (subscription) Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham could be alerted by uncertainty of Andrea Pirlo's future at Juventus. The Italy midfielder, 34, could be allowed to leave in January if the Turin club decide against extending his current deal beyond this season. Full story: Daily Mail Chelsea are set to move for Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala, 22, in the January transfer window. Monaco are also interested in the France international centre-back. Full story: Daily Mirror Cesar Azpilicueta Chelsea's Cesar Azpilicueta made his first start of the season at Swindon Manchester United defender Rafael is considering a return to Brazil, with Corinthians a possi ...
PRE-MATCH BRIEFING: SWINDON TOWN V CHELSEA TACTICAL BRIEF Cesar Azpilicueta,Ryan Bertrand,&David Luiz have all been announced by Jose Mourinho as starters in tonight's match at the Country Ground,leaving 1 defensive slot up for grabs. The Portuguese also revealed Michael Essien&Juan Mata will play,while Mark Schwarzer is likely to step in to give Petr Cech a rest. Steve Holland has said that 1 youngster may have their chance to be involved too. This was the competition in 2004/05 the Chelsea boss used to turn his new team into winners. While silverware is a familiar friend to the majority of the present squad,the manager will want to progress tonight to provide playing time for most of the less-regular performers. As ever his staff will have conducted a 1st-rate appraisal of the opposition,though they lie 11th on football's 3rd tier,&he will select a side to exploit the weaknesses exposed by scouting. Swindon beat local rivals Bristol City 3-2 on Saturday, maintaining their unbeaten record at the County G ...
HOLLAND: PUSHING FOR CHANGE Assistant first team coach Steve Holland has been speaking about players adapting when a team's style of play undergoes a transition, and has highlighted examples showing this to be a regular requirement from top professionals. Chelsea head to Swindon for our first domestic cup game of the season on Tuesday evening, and Jose Mourinho announced after the Fulham game on Saturday that players who didn't feature then such as Juan Mata, David Luiz, Michael Essien, Ryan Bertrand and Cesar Azpilicueta will play in the Capital One Cup game, and said he hoped Mata's performance would tell him the Spaniard has to play every game. Holland, looking ahead to facing Swindon, confirmed the selection plan is unaltered with no injury concerns, and said there may be the opportunity for one player to be involved who isn't normally, however highlighting the problems Bradford City gave top-flight clubs in the competition last season, and the tough FA Cup match Chelsea had at Brentford before winnin ...
Breaking: Mourinho confirms Juan Mata will start against Swindon on Tuesday. Also Mark Schwarzer, Cesar Azpilicueta, and Michael Essien are Likely to start. -PC-
David Luiz, Juan Mata, Ryan Bertrand, Cesar Azpilicueta & Michael Essien will all start against Swindon in the Capital One Cup.
Defence: For the most part, we have seen Branislav Ivanovic and Ashley Cole start in the full back positions. Would you drop either one of those? What about Cesar Azpilicueta and Ryan Bertrand? Who do you feel as part of our strongest eleven, deserves a start? Holding Midfield: For me, this is a key area and if your own opinion is to stick with the 4-2-3-1 formation, what two players would you play there? Would they both have to be defensive minded or would you carry on with one defensive and one more attack minded? If you select a 4-3-3 formation, who would be your main defensive midfielder playing in the middle, deeper than any of the others protecting the back four? What about Michael Essien? For me, one of the outstanding performers in pre season, he hasn't had a single look in so far this season. Would you bring him in? What about Mikel? People moan and complain about him but he is the best defensive minded midfielder we have! What about David Luiz? Would you continue with Rafa's policy of playing hi ...
shoukdnjust give us Rooney and take César Azpilicueta!
[R] Or will Juan Mata and Cesar Azpilicueta get their first starts of the season? Only Jose knows what he is planning...
Congratulations to Cesar Azpilicueta who celebrates his 24th birthday on Wednesday (28 August).
Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta has insisted Fernando Torres' dry spell in front of goal is down to bad luck with goalkeepers.
Ok here now :) 2 years ago we signed and 1 year ago we signed an amazing defender Cesar Azpilicueta! Wish you all the best guys!
One year ago on this day Chelsea signed Cesar Azpilicueta.
On this day, one year ago, signed from for £7m.
Typo -__- I mean one year with Cesar Azpilicueta :) ♥
On this day, one year ago, Chelsea signed Spanish defender Cesar Azpilicueta
Cesar Azpilicueta is a chelsea player Tell me something that I don't know
2 years ago today Chelsea signed & 1 year ago Cesar Azpilicueta!! Wish you many more years in Blue, boys!
for Juan Mata and Cesar Azpilicueta on their 2nd and 1st anniversary as a Chelsea player.
Cesar Azpilicueta: "One year ago I signed for Looking forward to winning more trophies with this shirt!" [Ins…
it was this morning when Juan Mata , Fernando Torres , Cesar Azpilicueta , David Luiz , Oscar and John Mikel Obi...
Juan Mata,David Luiz,Fernando Torres,Cesar Azpilicueta,John Obi Mikel,Oscar and Kenneth Omeruo will be returning to training today
Juan Mata,David Luiz,Fernando Torres,John Obi Mikel,Cesar Azpilicueta,Oscar and Kenneth Omeruo will return to training today.
Juan Mata,David Luiz,John Obi Mikel,Oscar Dos Santos and Cesar Azpilicueta will all join the rest of the team tomorrow.
also Cesar Azpilicueta looks like that guy jake from scandal
witnessed long serving player, Cesar Azpilicueta bow out with a 3-1 victory in his testimonial match.
Mous little message to his Spaniards: César Azpilicueta, Juan Mata and Fernando Torres will join the Chelsea p...
There is a possibility that Juan Mata, Fernando Torres and Cesar Azpilicueta could miss the opening game of the season against Hull...
Juan Mata, Fernando Torres and César. Azpilicueta are highly unlikely to line up. for Chelsea against Hull
So,Mourinho is resigned to being without his Spanish trio Juan Mata, Fernando Torres and César Azpilicueta for season opener game.
Mata, Torres, and Azpilicueta could all miss opener due to Ecuador/Spain friendly
Chelsea defenders David Luiz and Cesar Azpilicueta saluted interim boss Rafa Benitez after he guided the Blues to Europa Leag…
Brazil vs Spain: Score, Grades and Highlights from Confederations Cup 2013 Final BY JOSEPH ZUCKER (FEATURED COLUMNIST) ON JUNE 30, 2013 108k reads 205 Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse more storiesNext Brazil firmly put themselves in discussion of the 2014 World Cup favorites after their 3-0 demolition of Spain in the 2013 Confederations Cup final Sunday night in Rio de Janeiro. Although Brazil were the host, OptaJoe noted how difficult a task it would be to knock off La Roja. The Selecao wasted little time in getting the early advantage, though, at the Maracana. Two minutes in, Fred poked the ball in to put Brazil up, 1-0. It was not the kind of goal you'd associate with beautiful Brazilian football. Hulk delivered in a cross from the right that Gerard Pique and Alvaro Arbeloa failed to deal with. As the ball was bouncing around, Fred took a tumble and knocked it in with his right while on the ground. GIF courtesy of Brocadfael You have to give Fred a lot of credit for reacting so quickly and being ...
Neymar of Brazil is challenged by Jordi Alba (L) and Cesar Azpilicueta (R) of Spain
Brazil 3-0 Spain: Spain unable to cope with Brazil’s pace and power on the break July 1, 2013 The starting line-ups Brazil won the Confederations Cup at the Maracana after a convincing demolition of the world champions. Luis Felipe Scolari stuck with his usual side – in five games he only deviated from this XI once, when Paulinho wasn’t 100% fit for the final group game. Vicente Del Bosque brought in Juan Mata on the left of his 4-3-3 system, but otherwise the side was unchanged. Brazil yet again started superbly – but Spain failed to mount a significant fightback. Brazil press The key feature at the start of the game was Brazil’s pressing – they started the match at a very high tempo, and refused to let Spain settle on the ball inside their own half. This early burst has been a common feature of their matches at this tournament, and has been crucial in them taking early leads – they scored in the third minute against Japan, in the ninth minute against Mexico, and went ahead after two minute ...
Chelsea's Cesar Azpilicueta is hoping Jose Mourinho can bring more success to the club. "In the dressing room we have spoken a little about Mourinho and everybody is very happy with his first spell at Chelsea. We hope that the second time is also successful."
Check it out-so amazing Here is what each player at Chelsea is earning: Eden Hazard - £185,000 Fernando Torres - £175,000 John Terry - £175,000 Frank Lampard - £140,000 Ashley Cole - £120,000 Petr Cech - £100,000 Gary Cahill - £80,000 David Luiz - £75,000 John Obi Mikel - £75,000 Juan Mata - £67,000 Ramires - £55,000 Oscar - £40,000 Ryan Bertrand - £40,000 Marko Marin - £35,000 Cesar Azpilicueta - £30,000 Victor Moses - £30,000 Branislav Ivanovic - £28,500 Oriol Romeu - £15,000 This is an accurate payroll from an undisclosed source . What does everyone think about these figures then? Who is overpaid, who is underpaid, who is justifying their money and how much more ridiculous will wages get??? Whoa, the rumours were true, Hazard is on crazy money. I just wrote a blog on how I was happy with Hazard’s form, but I think a player at his age who is new to the club should never earn that amount of money. It’s easy to pull your hair out when you look at Torres’ wages too. A reason t ...
Congratulations & Cesar Azpilicueta as Spain beat Italy on penalties to make Cup final v Brazi…
Brazil wins Confederations Cup final!! RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL Brazil won their fourth Confederations Cup tonight in storming style, blitzing Spain 3-0 against a backdrop of noise and pandemonium. Local hero Fred scored twice, Spain’s Gerard Pique was sent off, and Neymar was the man of the match, if not this entire tournament. It was a resounding and comprehensive win on the hosts’ home turf that sent the Maracana’s capacity crowd into delirium. And then there was the delirium outside, courtesy of the protests that have colored this entire tournament. They were smaller than they have been, but impossible to ignore, as they literally crashed the party. Two dancers during the closing ceremony unfurled banners in support of the movement, and were hurriedly ushered off the field. Tear gas wafted into the upper decks, a remnant of clashes between a small group of marchers outside and the military police. Sunday’s result will have Brazil thinking they are the best team in the world. That is a debatable ...
What a start for & Oscar against & Fernando Torres. Cesar Azpilicueta on the Spain bench.
Congratulations to winners and Oscar! Commiserations to Fernando Torres and Cesar Azpilic…
Cesar Azpilicueta, Juan Mata and Fernando Torres all played for defeated Spain - but there was consolation for Golden Bo…
Come to think of it, no Man Utd, Man City and Arsenal players played in the Confederations Cup fianl. But five of my Chelsea's players, Fernando Torres, David Luiz, Emboaba Dos Santos Oscar, Juan Mata, Cesar Azpilicueta all played and were fantastic. You should give credit to us (Chelsea). UP BLUES!
The Fluminense striker struck early in each half, the first a scrappy affair and the second a neat curled finish. Neymar fired home another just before half-time while Spain did not help themselves, with Sergio Ramos missing a penalty before fellow centre-back Gerard Pique was sent off. Brazil gave a raucous Maracana crowd a dream start as with just over a minute on the clock, Fred showed superb presence of mind as in trying to meet Hulk's cross he was buffeted by two defenders. The ball rebounded off Neymar and Spain fullback Alvaro Arbeloa and, flat on his face, Fred managed to improvise and poke the ball past Iker Casillas. Spain's goalkeeper was almost caught out by Paulinho's 13th-minute lob, back-pedalling to palm the ball off the line before falling gratefully on the loose ball. Arbeloa was then booked for a cynical pull on Neymar. The Barcelona new boy would have had a clear run on goal, sparking Brazilian claims for a red card despite the challenge taking place in the centre circle. That sparked ...
Congratulations goes to Confederations Cup winners David Luiz and Oscar [DL4 & O11]! Commiserations goes to Juan Mata, Fernando Torres and Cesar Azpilicueta.
getty Two goals from Fred and a stunning Neymar finish saw Brazil claim their third straight Confederations Cup title in emphatic fashion, as they brushed Spain aside 3-0 in the final on Sunday. The tournament hosts were in supreme form inside a raucous Maracana, ripping the reigning world and European champions to shreds to end their 29-match unbeaten run, and claim the trophy for the fourth time, alongside their triumphs of 2009, 2005 and 1997. Fred needed only 90 seconds to open the scoring, before a thumping second from Neymar moments before the break rounded off an excellent first half for Brazil. The onslaught continued two minutes after the restart when Fred put another past a shell-shocked Spain, who showed their ineptitude at both ends when Sergio Ramos lashed a penalty wide. Gerard Pique's 68th minute red card ended any fleeting hopes of a comeback from la Roja, as Brazil's win sparked wild celebrations in the stands and saw Spain lose by three goals in a competitive game for the first time sinc ...
Brazil produced a breathtaking performance at the Maracana to overwhelm Spain and claim their third consecutive Confederations Cup title. Driven on by the passion of a fiercely partisan crowd, the five- time world champions signalled their intent ahead of next summer's World Cup by ending Spain's 29-match unbeaten record with a majestic display. Fred scored twice, but Neymar again stole the show, scoring Brazil's second goal with a rasping left-foot shot. To compound Spain's misery, Sergio Ramos missed a second-half penalty before Gerard Pique was sent off for bringing down Neymar as last man, with 22 minutes remaining. At the final whistle, the Brazil fans proudly chanted 'the champions are back'. With David Luiz and Thiago Silva providing solidity at the back, the midfield generalship of Paulinho and the mercurial talents of Neymar in attack, the Selecao will certainly be a formidable proposition next year. The streets around the Maracana had been a place of contrasts in the hours before the game. While ...
Congrats to winners & Oscar! Commiserations to Fernando Torres and Cesar Azpilicueta.
Confederations Cup Final: Brazil Stuns Spain 3-0. Full Match Analysis Before the Confederations Cup final began, the Brazilian players and fans send chills through spectators as they sang the national anthem at the top of their lungs which was quite a precursor of what was to come. Only one minute after the whistle began the game, Hulk gave the first bit of excitement of the game as he broke past defenders with only the keeper to beat before having the flag call him back. But the excitement was not close to being over. In the second minute Brazil sent in a beautiful cross that spilled in front of the goal due to an error from Arbeloa. Fred hit the ground but was able to put his foot on the ball and put the ball past Iker Casillas to give Brazil the surprising 1-0 lead very early on. Spain looked to immediately get into the game but was not able to because of the constant pressure put on them by the Brazilians. Oscar eventually received the ball at point blank range and fired at the Spanish goal but sent h ...
Is it about time Wallace,19 return home from Fluminense fc(Brazil)... He has being playing as a Right-Back but a midfielder,he scored a couple of goals for Fluminense He may face competition from Cesar Azpilicueta and Ryan Bertrand... Your thoughts?
Chelsea duo David Luiz and Oscar are into the final of the Confederations Cup. Brazil overcame a spirited Uruguay tonight 2-1 and will now face the winners of tomorrow night's other semi-final between Spin and Italy. Chelsea trio Fernando Torres, Juan Mata and Cesar Azpilicueta have a chance to meet their Blues teammates should Spain prevail against the Italians. Like if you want a Spain vs Brazil final! -Aro
Cesar Azpilicueta has reflected on Spain’s ambitions at the Confederations Cup, his own at Chelsea and on how he has adapted to playing abroad. The full-back is a member of Vicente del Bosque’s squad at this summer’s international tournament in Brazil, his first with the senior squad. “I’m finding it very comfortable in the Confederations Cup. This is a training camp that is at a high level. I’m satisfied with the results so far,” reflected Azpilicueta in an interview with Marca. “My role? I have not spoken to the Coach about that. Everybody wants to play, obviously because we always want to do more, but we know how hard it is to play with the competition that there is. “We are in the best team in the world and everyone has their role that they play. You have to work to the fullest and take advantage of your opportunities.” The 23-year-old was asked if Spain would consider it a failure to not win the Confederations Cup. “We cannot speak of the word ‘failure’ because this team has ...
Spain manager Vicente del Bosque restored all the outfield players who had beaten Uruguay in their opening game which meant Torres, Juan Mata and Cesar Azpilicueta were on the bench with the striker the only one of the three to come on. John Mikel Obi and Kenneth Omeruo were in the Nigeria side although the young defender's game was a short one. He was substituted after 11 minutes having collided with his own goalkeeper and injured a shoulder when challenging Cesc Fabregas. He was already playing with a bandaged head.
FIFA Confederations Cup 2013 PRE-MATCH ANALYSIS MATCH 24 June 2013, Estádio Plácido Aderaldo Castelo, Fortaleza, 0300 SGT: Nigeria vs Spain Nigeria suffered their first defeat in 20 matches against Uruguay on Thursday, ending a run which started in October 2010, while Spain became the first team to reach double figures in the tournament’s history after beating Tahiti 10-0 in Rio de Janeiro. However, the African champions do have some history on their side. The only time the two sides have met was at the 1998 FIFA World Cup, when Nigeria defeated Spain 3-2 in the group stage. That enabled them to top the group and qualify for the last 16, while Spain finished third and were eliminated. The game also brings together Juan Mata, Fernando Torres, Cesar Azpilicueta and John Obi Mikel who are team-mates at English Premier League side Chelsea. THE STAKES In theory, both sides have everything to play for. Mathematically, Nigeria and Spain can still qualify for the semi-finals and also exit the competition. Spa ...
ONLY BARCELONA & Real Madrid IMMUNE TO La Liga EXODUS Unlike in England, where a more equitable system is in place, television revenue is weighted in favour of the Big Two, who collect 50 per cent of the total income to leave the remaining 18 clubs scrapping it out for less than three per cent apiece. Spain’s squad for the Confederations Cup contains nine players from Barcelona, four from Real Madrid and only one other currently based in La Liga. Jesus Navas confirmed departure to Manchester City means Valencia striker Roberto Soldado is the sole representative from La Liga’s ‘other’ clubs, although he himself is a serious target for Tottenham this summer. After Barcelona and Madrid, in fact, the most heavily represented club in Vicente Del Bosque’s squad is Chelsea, who are contributing three players – Fernando Torres, Juan Mata and Cesar Azpilicueta – towards an overall tally of eight from the English Premier League. The brain drain of Spanish talent has been underway for a few years now . ...
INTERNATIONALS: TORRES HITS FOUR AS SPAIN DOUBLE UP Posted on: Thu 20 Jun 2013 Spain duly completed the expected rout of Tahiti in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday night, all three Chelsea men in their squad starting the game. The final score was 10-0 in the rebuilt Maracana with familiar names on the scoresheet, including Fernando Torres who found the net four times. Juan Mata was also among the goals with Cesar Azpilicueta winning his third cap as part of the defence. The match was Spain's second in the Confederations Cup, Mata having come on late in their win over Uruguay with our other players staying on the bench. Against Tahiti Vicente del Bosque made 10 changes, with plenty of attacking players on display against a side beaten 6-1 by Nigeria. The first goal, on five minutes, was made in Chelsea. Torres, momentarily out on the left, exchanged passes with Mata and raced towards goal before scoring just inside the near post. The Oceania champions' best spell of the game followed as they kept Spain at bay an ...
Cesar Azpilicueta should be starting for Spain over Alvaro Arbeloa.
have never played Tahiti in a senior international. They did meet at the 2009 Under-20 World Cup. Spain won 8-0 in a group stage that ended with Tahiti winless, pointless and with 21 unanswered goals conceded. Current Spain squad members Jordi Alba and Cesar Azpilicueta both started that game in Egypt, as did seven of Tahiti's Confederations Cup squad. Tahiti Tahiti avoided equalling the biggest Confederations Cup losing margin by one goal against Nigeria. Brazil have twice won by six goals in previous tournaments, 8-2 v Saudi Arabia (1999) and 6-0 v Australia (1997). Tahiti won all five of their Oceania Nations Cup games to qualify for the Confederations Cup. Since then the Toa Aito have lost six of their last seven. Tahiti's goal against Nigeria was only their third in their last seven competitive games. Jonathan Tehau became the first player to score a goal and an own goal in the same Confederations Cup match against Nigeria. Spain Spain are unbeaten in 23 matches (W18, D5). Their last defeat was the 1 ...
Spain B team for confed cup : Victor Valdes for Iker Casillas, Cesar Azpilicueta for Alvaro Arbeloa, Raul Albiol for Gerard Pique, Nacho Monreal for Jordi Alba, Javi Martinez for Sergio Busquets, Santi Cazorla for Xavi, David Silva for Cesc Fabregas, Juan Mata for Andres Iniesta, David Villa for Pedro and … Fernando Torres for Roberto Soldado, and Sergio Ramos do double duty... crazy team Christian Jonatan Noval Najib Erwin Nathaniel Albert Yunarto
First senior appearances for Andreas Christensen and Ruben Loftus-Cheek. Cesar Azpilicueta starting on the right wing.
Chelsea Linked With Stunning Move to Sign Supremely Talented Spanish Trio as Roman Abramovich Conducts Impromptu Scouting Mission Stamford Bridge owner keen on Spanish Under 21 international trio. Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has apparently been a very busy man over the past 24 hours. The Russian billionaire flew out to Israel on an entirely non-football related matter but still managed to find time to develop his interest in a trio of Spanish talents according to El Mundo Deportivo. Abramovich was in attendance at the European Under 21 Championship Final and was paying especially close attention to three players he hopes to lure to West London this summer, those players in question being Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, who finished as the competition’s top scorer, Malaga youngster Isco and Barcelona midfielder Thiago Alcantara. Roman Abramovich is known to be looking to continue his youthful transfer policy, clearly having been encouraged by the signings of Eden Hazard, Oscar and Cesar Azpilicueta ...
Soocerstarz Figurine of Cesar Azpilicueta Tanco, is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Premier League club Chelsea as a right back.
Why Marca? Why so much partiality with Cesar Azpilicueta? Why not link him with a move to La Liga? He's also Spanish and plays for Chelsea.
Nigeria will deliver against Tahiti today. FAO
Cesar Azpilicueta and Fernando Torres stayed at bench but Juan Mata played only 10 minutes in Spain's 2-1 victory last night against uruguay.
This spanish team is sentimental. I believe Cesar Azpilicueta is better than Arbeloa . My opinion! The coach knows best
he is developing "Cesar Azpilicueta should've have started for Spain."
Cesar Azpilicueta should've have started for Spain.
Understandably... Arbeloa starting over Cesar azpilicueta cos there's an overlapping Alba (on the left). Someone gotta contain the Defense
Juan Mata, Cesar Azpilicueta and Fernando Torres all start on the bench for Spain v Uruguay in tonight's Confederations Cup game.
Cesar Azpilicueta > Arbeloa. Everyone can see that, except Del Bosque.
Haven't seen any praise for César Azpilicueta's first season in the . I think he has adjusted well. Can only see him getting better.
I don't like Spain, but it already change until Fernando Torres,Juan Mata and Cesar Azpilicueta get involved with Chelsea and play for Spain
star Cesar Azpilicueta at the animal centre, see what it's all about on sky4…
Hottest human being in PL -> Cesar Azpilicueta. Let's not even argue.
My sources are telling me that Grimsby Town are showing renewed interest in signing Cesar Azpilicueta.
Out there in Brazil, we have the following players on duty, and hoping to play, for their nation;- Brazil - David Luiz and Oscar Spain - Cesar Azpilicueta, Juan Mata and Fernando Torres Nigeria - John Obi Mikel shows how good chelsea FC is and with mourinho we are beating bayern again in the supper cup UP BLUES
What makes you feel better when you are in a bad mood? — and Cesar Azpilicueta
The only players i haven't heard their tranfer rumours this summer are Ashley Cole,Ryan,Cahill and Cesar Azpilicueta
“He is a strong running right-back who has pace as well, so I think he is already a complete player.” - Juan Mata on Cesar Azpilicueta
Who do you think is the most underated defender in the epl. Mine is Agger. Admin berba
with that budget, you should be able to acquire some stars, Adel Taarabt, Nani... get Cesar Azpilicueta back.
Can't see Kyle Walker to happening. Cesar Azpilicueta had a great season for us last year, and we've got Ivanovic who can play as well.
It's a bit pointless now, but here is my PL team of the season for the 2013-2014 season: (?) = I have doubts GK. David De Gea(?) RB. Cesar Azpilicueta / Rafael (your opinions?) CB. Vincent Kompany(?) CB. Jan Vertonghen LB. Leighton Baines RCM. Eden Hazard CM. Juan Mata LM. Philippe Coutinho LS. Gareth Bale RS. Daniel Sturridge(?) CF. Christian Benteke (4-3-3) What do you think? - Simon.
Mata is joined in the national squad by Fernando Torres and Cesar Azpilicueta.
Javi Martinez and Cesar Azpilicueta are ready to step in and overtake Alonso and Arbeloa respectively in the starting XI. Who needs them?
Arbeloa: Everything fine with Iker Alvaro Arbeloa has looked to ease concerns of a difficult relationship with Real Madrid and Spain teammate Iker Casillas. The right-back recently commented that the players were to blame for Jose Mourinho’s exit from Madrid this summer, with it assumed that he was referencing in particular a difficult relationship between the Coach and Casillas. However, the 30-year-old has looked to clarify his situation and determine that there is no issue with his goalkeeping colleague. “My relationship with him is the same as before I made those statements,” Arbeloa told reporters at his Press conference this week. “And it is good. We carry the same shields on our chest, those of Madrid and Spain. “Moreover, those statements were not about Iker. Not even directly. Therefore, there can be no interpretations.” Arbeloa was asked of another Madrid colleague in Xabi Alonso, who is absent this summer through injury. “I miss him because we are friends. Xabi is central to the n ...
MOURINHO RELISHES MORE OF THE SAME Posted on: Tue 11 Jun 2013 Those Chelsea players who aren't still on international duty are now away resting and recovering after a season of record-breaking intensity in terms of match action, and it is just such extreme tests that Jose Mourinho missed during his time away from England. The Portuguese was the manager when the previous record for games played was set - 64 in 2006/07 - which was beaten by five matches in the campaign recently completed, and he knows full well what the demands are on a top club in England. Some say those hold the game back in some ways, especially when it comes to contesting World Cups and European Championships in the summer months, and they do reduce time on the training pitch, but Mourinho is embracing the challenge on his return. 'I'm not saying it's right, I'm saying I love it, and sometimes you love things that aren't right,' he says. 'Would I prefer to have a week's holiday over Christmas, like I had in my time in Spain when I went ...
Jose Mourinho says John Terry will stay as Chelsea club captain but has refused to be drawn on whether he wants to sign Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney. Terry, 32, was captain as Chelsea won two Premier League titles in Mourinho's first spell at Stamford Bridge. But he was not always selected by interim boss Rafael Benitez during an injury-troubled 2012-13 season. Mourinho said: "John is the club captain. I'm more than happy with that and so are the fans." But he insisted there would be "no privilege" for his former players and would not give centre-back Terry reassurances about a regular place, saying: "With the armband? Only when he plays. If he isn't in the starting XI he won't have the armband." Mourinho, back at Stamford Bridge for a second spell in charge, will also hold talks with Fernando Torres aimed at clarifying the £50m striker's future. The former Real Madrid manager is in the market for a new forward but sidestepped speculation linking him with 27-year-old Rooney, who asked to leave ...
MOURINHO WANTS NEW BLUES IDENTITY| Jose Mourinho said he wants to give Chelsea a new 'identity' and claims that long-term stability is now essential for both himself and the club. The new Stamford Bridge boss' returning press conference was something of a departure from his previous career, as he preached the benefit of long-term planning and insisted he and the club now had the same outlook. "You need stability for identity, and I think identity becomes more important in football," he said. "With Financial Fair Play, and Chelsea wants to go in that direction, you also need stability. You cannot change manager and philosophy every few years. For me, as a manager, it's something I want to experience. It's a different situation, but it's something I want to live. I haven't changed my nature, and I won't accept development without trying to win. Ever. "It's more difficult to keep trying to win and trying to be successful, while at the same time developing young players while giving an identity to the team. B ...
Jose Mourinho says he is yet to speak to Fernando Torres, Juan Mata or Cesar Azpilicueta yet - because they are away on international duty with Spain. Mourinho says he will hold talks with all three players about their futures when they return
Chelsea FC: The Tactical Changes That Mourinho Can Bring When Jose Mourinho walks into a club, the management and the supporters of the club expects to see many apparent changes taking place. But one of the very vital effects that the people wish for Mourinho to have on the team is the tactical makeover he could bring in with him. During his first tenure, Mourinho steered the club to domestic glory and established it as an European superpower with his brilliant tactical strategies. In 2007, Jose Mourinho, the visionary, employed the 4-2-3-1 tactic while the English clubs were still restrained to the 4-4-2 strategy. And this provided instant success to him as the depth of the squad increases manifold with this formation because the 2 in the midfield can drop back when necessary and also move forward when the team is leading the attack. Mourinho continued with the same attacking system throughout his Inter Milan days and then at Real Madrid where he had a player like Xabi Alonso at the heart of the midfield ...
Interesting language facts about Chelsea players:- * Cesar Azpilicueta can speak in French, Spanish and English. (He helps Hazard in learning English). * Demba Ba can speak in German, French, English and Arabic. * Frank Lampard got an A+ in Latin language in school. * Petr Cech speaks; Czech, English, French, German, Slovak, Spanish, and Italian. He can also speak basic Russian, Croatian, Serbian and Bosnian. *Paulo Ferreira speaks English,Portugu ese,Spanish and Italian. Petr Cech & Ferreira learned so many languages to help their new team mates over the years.
Best Academies in the world according to UEFA: 1 / Ajax 2 / Barcelona 3 / Dortmund 4 / Real Madrid 5 / Liverpool I did say last night I felt we be up in the top 5 Best Youth Academies in the World :-)
Fernando Torres, Cesar Azpilicueta and Juan Mata all start for Spain in their friendly against Haiti. The game is at 11pm (Beirut Time), Live on Al Jazeera Sports +2 for those interested to watch the Chelsea boys in action
ChelseaFC: Juan Mata, Fernando Torres and Cesar Azpilicueta all start for Spain vs Haiti. Kick-off in 40 minutes.
Key decisions facing Mourinho as he evaluates his Chelsea squad IT’S EASY to feel like Jose Mourinho’s return to Chelsea for a second stint as manager will mean the Portuguese picking up exactly where he left off, but that can’t happen. Pillars of his first reign John Terry and Frank Lampard might still be there, as well as Ashley Cole and Petr Cech, but they are all nearly six years older and Mourinho must take the squad forward. I don’t think he will make dramatic changes, as I’m sure he will feel comfortable with the squad he has inherited. Yet there are likely to be two or three arrivals and, as happens at every club, some players will inevitably get left behind. GOALKEEPER Young Belgian Thibaut Courtois, who enjoyed a season of first-team football at Atletico Madrid last term, looks ready to take over the gloves from Cech. However the long-serving Chelsea No1 is only 31, so probably has a few seasons left in him, and I’d be very surprised if Mourinho didn’t keep faith with him. The most ...
Meanwhile Mourinho has already sought to quash talk that he is ready to ship out big name stars – notably David Luiz, sporadically linked with Barcelona. “I've come with a four-year contract so with the age of Eden Hazard, Oscar, David Luiz and these boys, I think it will be good for me to work with them and good for them to work with me,” said the Portuguese. Wokscfc
Answer was DD11. Q2 : He is a Spaniard, we signed him after missing on a player who decided to join a Ligue 1 team.
Goal-keeper:- Petr Cech- The Great Cech has been a living legend and Jose Mourinho will surely give him the number one shirt once again as they go for 5 trophies. Even after the head injuries, Cech has been consistent on the world’s top 5 goalies. He will surely be Jose’s number one name on the team sheet. Left Back:- Ashley Cole (another Chelsea living legend), one of the best left back in world football. The 103 winning caps for England have surely proven that the Ash still has life in him. He will be José Mourinho’s preferred left back. Right Back:- Cesar Azpilicueta – Cesar Azpilicueta is developing very well and certainly was a bargain buy for Chelsea. He’d play as a preferred right back for Chelsea. He would match well with speed and cross accuracy for that long ball needed for Lukaku and Cavani. Center Back:- Sergio Ramos (interested in joining Jose at Stamford Bridge)- he has made it public that he wants to follow Jose in the Premier League and would surely form a solid defence partne . ...
Cesar Azpilicueta was rather unlucky giving away a penalty in the first leg against Basle. Who did Chelsea sign him from?-JH
MATCH REPORT Summary An entertaining friendly in the US saw Chelsea surrender a three-goal lead to lose 4-3 to Manchester City. Having taken the lead through a Demba Ba header early in the game, Cesar Azpilicueta scored his first goal for the club from the penalty spot a minute before the break. When Oscar made it 3-0 nine minutes after half-time, the game appeared won, but two City goals in quick succession - from Javier Garcia and Edin Dzeko - ensured there was still plenty to play for. Dzeko scored again late on to draw City level, and in the last minute Micah Richards stole in at the far post to convert a Garcia cross. Team news Rafael Benitez was able to name a strong side, while also handing debuts to two of our youngsters. Andreas Christensen partnered Gary Cahill in the centre of defence, while Ruben Loftus-Cheek played alongside John Mikel Obi in midfield. There were also starts for the likes of Petr Cech, who captained the side, Ashley Cole and Juan Mata. Azpilicueta was deployed in a more advan ...
City beat Chelsea in US friendly thriller Manchester City recovered from three goals down to thrill an enthusiastic American crowd with a last-gasp 4-3 friendly victory over Chelsea. Two days after it was confirmed they had acquired a Major League Soccer franchise, City did their push for recognition in the United States no harm with an entertaining display in St Louis. City fell behind to Demba Ba, Cesar Azpilicueta and Oscar goals despite dominating the first half but Javi Garcia began the fightback, Edin Dzeko struck twice and Micah Richards grabbed a late winner. The match at Busch Stadium, home of the baseball's St Louis Cardinals, was a 48,263 sell-out although, with the majority supporting Chelsea, there was perhaps an indication of how much work City still have to do in the country. The match hardly had the intensity of the FA Cup semi-final between the two clubs last month but nor was it a half-hearted contest and both line-ups were strong. Chelsea grabbed the lead against the run of play when En ...
Last-gasp Ivanovic heads Chelsea into ecstasy Chelsea became the first side to hold the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League titles simultaneously as Branislav Ivanovic's stoppage-time header earned a 2-1 victory over Benfica in Amsterdam. Fernando Torres' sixth goal in six Europa League games gave the Blues a lead which was cancelled out by a penalty from Oscar Cardozo, awarded for handball against Cesar Azpilicueta. Frank Lampard hit the bar in the 88th minute before the winner came from the most unlikely source as defender Ivanovic, who missed last May's Champions League win through suspension, headed in a corner in the first minute of stoppage time. For ten days Chelsea are holders of both Europe's club trophies after inflicting Benfica's seventh successive defeat in European finals. The Portuguese side's 51-year wait for glory goes on. Much derided interim boss Rafael Benitez has now delivered silverware to make Chelsea the fourth side - after Juventus, Ajax and Bayern Munich - to win all UEF ...
How Chelsea won the Europa League final The key moments in the Europa League final Three minutes: Benfica appeal for a penalty against Gary Cahill, but replays show the ball hit the Chelsea defender’s chest. 11: Ashley Cole puts in a crucial block to deny Eduardo Salvio as Benfica swamp the Chelsea box. 14: Oscar booked for pulling Enzo Perez’s shirt. 26: Chelsea’s first shot of the match - a relatively weak shot which Artur saves at the second attempt. 37: Artur awkwardly tips behind Frank Lampard’s swirling shot. 41: Oscar Cardozo sneaks in to the Chelsea box but heads over under pressure from Cahill. 45: Ezequiel Garay booked for tripping Oscar. 49: Cesar Azpilicueta puts his foot in just at the right time to deny Rodrigo. 50: Benfica striker Oscar Cardozo has a goal ruled out for offside, although he looked level. 59: Fernando Torres rounds Artur after surging past Luisao and finishes coolly to put Chelsea 1-0 up. 67: Azpilicueta handles Eduardo Salvo’s header in the Chelsea box and Cardozo ...
Benfica v Chelsea: Player ratings Petr Cech: Did brilliantly to tip over Oscar Cardozo's looping volley but could do little to stop the striker's bullet penalty. 8/10. Cesar Azpilicueta: Silly decision to leave his arm out-stretched in the box, giving the referee no option but to award Benfica their penalty. 6. Branislav Ivanovic: The least calm of Chelsea's two centre-backs, but excelled at the other end, heading in the winner expertly in injury time. 8. Gary Cahill: Recovered from a nervous start to lead Chelsea's back four admirably. Always calm under pressure and did just enough to stop Cardozo scoring in the first half. 8. Ashley Cole: Put in a crucial block to stop Eduardo Salvio after 11 minutes, but otherwise had a relatively quiet night. 7. David Luiz: Did not take to his midfield role as well as he has done in recent weeks. Passing awry early on. 6. Frank Lampard: Rattled the bar with three minutes to go and also drew a world-class save from Artur in the first half. 8. Ramires: Failed to live up ...
Cesar Azpilicueta's performance yesterday was superb!!
Found out that Cesar Azpilicueta goes by Dave.. Why?!
Btw i want to shout out Ashley Cole and Cesar Azpilicueta… Both done really well to keep the almighty Gareth Bale quiet
Today I went to mums group, visited my dad, tidied, went to the bridge, and wrote this & this
Azpilicueta & Hazard. Cesar for keeping Bale quiet all game and Eden looked a class above the rest, yet again.
you look a bit like Cesar Azpilicueta when you have short hair
Cesar Azpilicueta . the future is bright for this lad...
First Paulo Ferreira. Now Cesar Azpilicueta. Bale, mate, just give it a rest.
Cesar Azpilicueta reported back to the training ground 12 stone overweight. The club doctor later found Gareth Bale in his back pocket
4 - César Azpilicueta made twice as many tackles as any other defender (from either side) in the first half. Specialist.”
Cesar Azpilicueta has impressed me this year. Chelsea have a good player there
One positive is that Mr. Cesar Azpilicueta is a boss and he has brought life into our right-back position. One of many instances.
Cesar Azpilicueta was outstanding tonight, showing whole world how to keep Gareth Bale in your pockets. Simply Sensational Bargain Buy
Azpilicueta bossed that Welsh chimp though. Well played Cesar
Bale was completely anonymous tonight. Cesar Azpilicueta - most underrated player in the league?
Cesar azpilicueta, the massive difference this evening, had bale in his pocket the entire game, he will be big
Though Cesar Azpilicueta joins long list of RBs to keep Gareth Bale in their pocket.
we give away this game,poor defending especially César Azpilicueta
That's gotta be on Tom Daleys dive of the week by Cesar Azpilicueta ?
Cesar Azpilicueta sends over a mis-hit cross from the right that flies inches wide of Hugo Lloris' right-hand post (54 mins).
Lol "BREAKING: Gareth Bale has been found in Cesar Azpilicueta's back pocket."
Rafa Benitez, Juan Mata and Cesar Azpilicueta spoke to Chelsea TV after the 1-0 win against Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Another shout out for Cesar Azpilicueta. He's having such a good season. Incredible consistency. Excellent fullback. Great future.
César Azpilicueta will be one of the best RB in the world, so talented! & César were best recent yesr's signings.
Cesar Azpilicueta will undoubtedly become one of the best RB's in the World. Just give him one or two more years.
Cesar azpilicueta is the best right back we have had in years. Been important in recent weeks. Makes a change after bosingwa
Cesar Azpilicueta - Juan Mata, still a better love story than Twilight
Ryan Giggs of Manchester United is tackled by Cesar Azpilicueta of Chelsea: MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 05: Rya...
Apparently you english cant pronounce, cesar azpilicueta, so you just call him dave???
it's so Cesar Azpilicueta can understand too duuuhhh!
Free kick awarded for a foul by Cesar Azpilicueta on Ryan Giggs. Tom Cleverley takes the direct free kick.
If there's a name in the Premier League that pundits relish pronouncing more than 'Cesar Azpilicueta', I am yet to hear it.
Cesar azpilicueta Is the reason I'm not fussed about being subjected to football!
If you're listening to here's pronunciation guide for Cesar Azpilicueta.
Cesar Azpilicueta is absolutely world class. Does his job with ease!
38' Cesar Azpilicueta puts in a cross.United Vs on
it apears u have written César Azpilicueta on your coverage of MUFC Vs CFC should this not be Dave?
Cesar Azpilicueta has had a very underrated first season.
Cesar Azpilicueta is turning into a very good right back. Only his first season.
Foul by Patrice Evra on Victor Moses, free kick awarded. Cesar Azpilicueta restarts play with the free kick.
Took the 7/2 on Cesar Azpilicueta to be shown a card , he’s got good history in this fixture
5 different £1 scorecasts on. No doubt Cesar Azpilicueta will score first now.
Just read in a paper that Chelsea still need to buy a right back... Not for me. Cesar Azpilicueta has been excellent.
And as it's birthday, compatriot Cesar Azpilicueta (aka Dave) has a message for him...… …
The day Cesar Azpilicueta, Eden Hazard, Oscar & co came to Chelsea
Cesar Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Juan Mata and Eden Hazard are the top contenders for Chelsea Player of the year.
good job your name is simple to spell then. You could be Cesar Azpilicueta for example...
I've lost respect for so many players this week; Cesar Azpilicueta, SerGAYo Aguero, GAYa Toure, Luiz Suarez
César Azpilicueta probably has the coolest last name in world football .. Ha!
I think I'm going to start calling Cesar Azpilicueta "Cessie". It's short but sweet.
César Azpilicueta is shown the yellow card for hand ball ~Dz
César Azpilicueta had 100% passing accuracy in the first 45 minutes. Had 25 touches and made accurate 14 passes.
Cesar Azpilicueta deserves alot more international attempts, got 1 cap so far but deserves to start ahead of arbeloa
Cesar Azpilicueta, well just call you Dave
I'm not happy too, Rafa said he is rotating his team but Cesar Azpilicueta is playing almost all the matches.
Terry : "(Cesar) Azpilicueta has been superb at right-back as well"
on the way to meet spanish international Cesar Azpilicueta; going to meet him at Chelsea Training Ground and then...
"Juan Mata and César Azpilicueta these 2 are the cutest people in Chelsea
We'll just you Dave , We'll just call you Daveee Cesar Azpilicueta We'll just call you Dave. Best..chant..EVER!
AZPILICUETA: Hail Cesar as we finally find Ferreira's replacement!
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Cesar Azpilicueta have the rape faces on lock doe
Another player who has played too much recently is Cesar Azpilicueta. Clearly looked jaded against Man City.
Funny how Rafa Benitez introduced Team Rotation to the chelsea squared but I've never seeing him rotate cesar Azpilicueta..
Many commentators flat out refuse to attempt Cesar Azpilicueta's name, aside from him, surely Xavier Malisse?
has worried Cesar Azpilicueta by selling star player Branislav Ivanovic.
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