Photo: Chelsea star gears up for Man City under Mourinho’s watchful eye
Cesar Azpilicueta uploads a shot from Chelsea training
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.