Playing in a totally new role on the right-side of the three-man defence, Cesar Azpilicueta has been nothing short of a revelation this term for Chelsea.
The Spaniard has impressed everyone with his solid displays at the back, while he has regularly chipped in with assists for his teammates. His defensive nous, along with his pace and positioning has been an asset for the Blues in their new 3-4-3 system and as a result, he has become irreplaceable in the line-up.
Azpilicueta’s presence has also aided David Luiz in growing into a better player and as a result, the Chelsea defence is looking extremely airtight. His comfort in an unfamiliar position and his excellent displays have meant Azpilicueta has become one of the best defenders in the league this season.