Gary Neville: Why Chelsea’s Cesar Azipilcueta is the league’s best

Gary Neville picks Cesar Azpilicueta as the best defender in the Premier League this season

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Gary Neville believes that Chelsea’s Cesar Azpilicueta has been the best defender in the Premier League so far this season.

The 25-year-old Spaniard has been in fine form for Jose Mourinho’s men but is currently suspended after being sent off during the 2-1 win over Crystal Palace last month.

However, former Manchester United defender believes that Azpilicueta has been a top performer for the table-topping Blues so far this season.

Asked who he thought the best defender has been in the Premier League so far this season, Neville told Sky Sports News: “I’d say, for consistency of performances, it would be one of the Chelsea lads and I’d probably say Azpilicueta.

“For technical defending, not making a mistake, not being in the wrong position, not getting caught out… I don’t see him making a mistake.

“And I have to say the Chelsea defenders aren’t far behind him; Gary Cahill, John Terry and Branislav Ivanovic.

“But Azpilicueta, when I watch him, he’s as near to perfect as possible when it comes to defending; he’s immaculate.”

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