Thierry Henry sends message to Chelsea fans about Cesar Azpilicueta

The Arsenal legend believes Cesar Azpilicueta is becoming a real force in the Chelsea team

Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta with his Blues team-mates Photo: Cesar Azpilicueta / Instagram

Thierry Henry says Cesar Azpilicueta is becoming a real attacking force in the Chelsea team.

The Spain international has established himself as one of the most versatile defenders in the Premier League since moving to Chelsea from Marseille in 2012.

Azpilicueta started his Blues career as a full-back and was often asked to play at left-back despite being predominantly right-footed.

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte used Azpilicueta as part of three-man defence throughout the 2016-17 season alongside centre-halves Gary Cahill and David Luiz.

The Blues won the Premier League title with two games to spare last term as Chelsea finished with the third-best defensive record.

Azpiliceuta has been used at wing-back in the 2017-18 season in the absence of Nigeria international Victor Moses.

The Spanish defender has already made five assists and has also scored one goal in 11 games in the Premier League.

Only Manchester City duo David Silva and Kevin De Bruyne have created more goals than the Chelsea defender this term.

Former Arsenal striker Henry believes Azpilicueta is becoming a brilliant attacking full-back following his latest assist for Alvaro Morata’s winner against Manchester United.

“Azpilicueta is already on fire,” Henry told Sky Sports.

“He is already on five assists. Azpilicueta is starting to be a force with this Chelsea squad.”

Chelsea have won the Premier League title in two of the past three seasons.

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