Frank Lampard praises Chelsea’s unsung hero: You can rely on him

Frank Lampard discusses how important Cesar Azpilicueta is to Chelsea at the moment

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Chelsea legend and BT Sport pundit Frank Lampard Photo: The Sport Review

Frank Lampard has lavished praise on Cesar Azpilicueta following his brilliant form for Chelsea so far this season.

The Spanish defender has earned a reputation as one of the Premier League’s most consistent performers at Chelsea and his displays helped the Blues to win the title under Antonio Conte last season.

Azpilicueta is one of Chelsea’s most reliable players and he played every single minute of every Premier League game for the Blues last season.

He has started this season strongly too, scoring one goal and making four assists for his team-mates in all competitions.

And Lampard was full of praise for Azpilicueta, after having trained and played with him during his final few years at Chelsea.

Speaking on BT Sport on Wednesday night, Chelsea legend Lampard said: “You can rely on him, every day of the week.

“He trains at 100 per cent. He hardly gets injured because he’s such a good professional.

“I think he is integral to the Chelsea team in the way he plays and what he gives off.”

Azpilicueta will be hoping to feature for Chelsea when the Blues return to Premier League action on Saturday night with a crunch clash against Manchester City at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues head into that game knowing that a win would move them level on points with Pep Guardiola’s men heading into the international break.

Chelsea are currently third in the table and three points behind leaders Manchester City after six games.

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