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Cesar Azpilicueta ‘Near To Perfect’ – Gary Neville

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Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football pundit Gary Neville picked Chelsea full-back Cesar Azilicueta having been asked to select the standout defender of the English Premier League, with the Blues conceding just eight times in his eight league appearances this term.

“I’d say, for consistency of performances, it would be one of the Chelsea lads – and I’d probably say Azpilicueta,” said former Manchester United UEFA Champions’ League winner Neville.

“For technical defending, not making a mistake, not being in the wrong position, not getting caught out… I don’t see him making a mistake. And I have to say the Chelsea defenders aren’t far behind him; Gary Cahill, John Terry and Branislav Ivanovic.”

“But Azpilicueta, when I watch him, he’s as near to perfect as possible when it comes to defending; he’s immaculate.”

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher agreed with Neville on the program as a pundit, and said: “I totally agree.”

“I think those Chelsea players, all of them, they defend properly.”

“We see that in terms of the number of goals they’ve conceded, the clean sheets they keep.”

“Azpilicueta is an out-and-out defender. You very rarely see anybody get the better of him. He’d be my number one.”


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