Gary Neville sends message to Chelsea fans about Cesar Azpilicueta
Gary Neville heaps praise on Cesar Apzilicueta for his contribution to Chelsea's title triumph this season
Gary Neville singled out Cesar Azpilicueta as one of Chelsea’s unsung heroes this season after the Blues clinched the title with a 1-0 win at West Brom on Friday night.
The Spaniard provided the cross for substitute Michy Batshuayi to fire home from close range and secure the victory that Chelsea needed to be crowned champions.
Azpilicueta has been ever-present in the Chelsea team this season and has started all 36 of their Premier League games, notching up four assists in total.
And Neville had no hesitation as picking the Spaniard as his man of the match after watching Chelsea win the title at The Hawthorns.
Speaking during Sky Sports‘ coverage of the game about his choice for man of the match, Neville said: “It would be easy to go for Batshuayi as man of the match but I’m going to go for the man who crossed for the goal [Azpilicueta].
“His movement into the midfield was really good. He’s been fantastic all season and that cross was on a plate for Batshuayi.”
Azpilicueta will be hoping to help Chelsea win a domestic double this season, with the Blues set to take on Arsenal in the FA Cup final at Wembley later in the month.
Chelsea host Watford at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League on Monday night.