Photo: Chelsea star gears up for Man City under Mourinho’s watchful eye

Cesar Azpilicueta uploads a shot from Chelsea training

A photo posted by Cesar Azpilicueta (@cesarazpi) on

Cesar Azpilicueta geared up for Chelsea’s clash against title rivals Manchester City with Jose Mourinho for an audience on Thursday.

The Spain international could be in line for a recall to the Blues side after Filipe Luis limped off during the second half of their semi-final second-leg victory over Liverpool on Tuesday.

Azpilicueta started the west London side’s shock 4-2 defeat by League One side Bradford City in the FA Cup fourth round at Stamford Bridge last weekend.

So the 25-year-old was presumably keen to impress Chelsea manager Mourinho as the versatile full-back posted a photo from first-team training at Cobham.

Azpilicueta wrote: “Preparing the game against @Mcfcofficial at The Bridge! C’Mon @chelseafc #KTBFFH”

The Chelsea defender has been largely utilised at left-back this season, making two assists in 17 Premier League appearances.

Azpilicueta has made 74 Premier League appearances following the Spaniard’s £7m switch to west London from Ligue 1 side Marseille in 2013.

The ex-Osasuna defender was part of Chelsea’s Europa League-winning squad later that season.

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