Antonio Conte sends message to Chelsea fans about Cesar Azpilicueta

Antonio Conte heaps praise on Cesar Azpilicueta, with the Chelsea star having started every Premier League game this season

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Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta Photo: Cesar Azpilicueta / Instagram

Antonio Conte has heaped praise on Cesar Azpilicueta for his brilliant form for Chelsea this season.

The Spanish full-back has been a regular fixture in the Chelsea team this season and his form has helped the Blues win the Premier League title.

Azpilicueta has played every single minute of Chelsea’s 37 games in the Premier League so far this season and will be hoping to make it 38 when the Blues take on Sunderland in their final game of the campaign on Sunday.

And Conte has been delighted with Azpilicueta’s contribution this season following his sparkling form for the west London side.

Conte told a news conference at Chelsea’s Cobham training ground on Friday afternoon: “It’s incredible to have a player playing every single minute in this league. Unbelievable.

“It means Azpi is a great player and a champion on, and off the pitch.

“When you do this and you haven’t an injury, you are able to play every single minute, it means you are great on and above all off the pitch. This is a great achievement for him.”

Chelsea will lift the Premier League trophy in front of their home fans on Sunday before turning their attentions towards next weekend’s FA Cup final clash against Arsenal at Wembley.

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The Blues finished 10th and without a trophy in the Premier League last season.

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