But without Cesar Azpilicueta in the team, Chelsea may not have ended up 2-0 winners over Premier League champions Manchester City.
Sarri’s captain put in a top-notch performance as the Blues emerged victorious in yesterday’s West London clash.
And Azpilicueta’s stellar effort has now been backed up by official stats which reveal he made an incredible 13 tackles during the game.
That’s the most in the Premier League this season, three more than Everton’s Idrissa Gueye made against Arsenal in September.
As well as that, Azpiliceuta won 100 per cent of his aerial duels, while also recording a composed 93 per cent passing accuracy.
Indeed, the Spaniard made five interceptions and five recoveries.
And as he shackled Leroy Sane, Azpi made two clearances and two blocks as well.
After playing at both left-back and centre-back during his time at the Bridge, Azpilicueta is clearly growing more used to his complete wing-back role on the right flank.
And after signing a new contract five days ago, Chelsea fans can expect to see him get even better in the position.
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