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Chelsea defender David Luiz, when asked about the importance of his teammates in a three-man defense, told the club’s official website: “We have to be more tactical, reflect more, find the right position and call the line up and down,”

“I have the best job in the world and it doesn’t matter which system we play, – the former Paris Saint-Germain star, who came back to Stamford Bridge last summer - You need to do what’s required in your particular role but I want to do my best for the team, not for myself. I have to be alert, to look around and to cover because it’s important for me to have that vision”.

About teammates Cesar Azpilicueta and Gary Cahill: ‘I think Azpi and Gary have more opportunities on the ball than me in this formation but against Leicester I was able to get on the ball a lot. When you play with three in defence you try to play out from the back into midfield so they can create more”.

“I have that side of my personality, to be a leader and to organise. A leader needs to be available to give something for others. I’ve had that in my character since I was young but of course I understand that now there is a responsibility, as somebody who has been here before and played many games, to use the experiences I’ve picked up in my career to help the youngsters.”

About Victor Moses‘ impressive start to the season, David Luiz added: “Mr Conte gives us a lot of information in order for us to understand our role on the pitch and Victor has taken it all in,”

“He’s playing very well and when he gets the ball he’s so strong, he has quality, pace and he can go one against one. He can also defend very well because he has all the attributes, he just needs to get that defensive sense, which he’s learning, because he’s never played in that position before. He’s doing very well and I’m really happy for him because he deserves it, he’s a great guy.”

The 29-year-old started his European career in Lisbon with Benfica, then moved to London and Paris, now Geezer is an ‘englishman’ again.

‘I’m a lucky guy because I’ve lived in Lisbon, Paris and now London again, three great cities, where there’s fantastic entertainment, so much to do here and I’m living close to where I was before”.

“My family will be coming over in December because they are taking care of my charity back in Brazil right now, so they will spend Christmas with me. It will be nice to have my mum, dad, sister and nephews with me, I’ll be very happy. They are my oxygen.”

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte underlined that defender David Luiz is really improving at Stamford Bridge since his comeback this summer.

The italian manager, speaking about the attitude which Luiz showed playing alongside Cahill and Azpilicueta, claimed: “I’m not surprised. I knew Luiz was a good defender, a good player with a good personality and I think with him we defend a lot”.

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Fabregas, Azpilicueta and Pedro have been left out of Spain National team, anyway Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is sure that this decision will have positive consequences if they ‘work harder’ during the international break.

“Cesc, Azpi and Pedro are all three important players for Chelsea – Conte told medias - I am pleased for their attitude and commitment, this is important.”

Speaking about their aim to play international football, Conte added: “It can be an opportunity to work harder and to be in the team, in the squad of Spain, this can be an opportunity to work harder, we are talking about three great players.”

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Some Chelsea players have enjoyed their free-day attending a baseball game between Chicago White Sox and Minnesota Twins at the Target Field Stadium in Minnesota.

Thibaut Courtois, Asmir Begovic, Cesc Fabregas, Eden Hazard, Pedro and Cesar Azpilicueta have all been pictured on the terraces of the stadium.

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After the game, Minnesota Twins’ official Twitter account have thanked Chelsea for their attendance:

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Chelsea international Cesar Azpilicueta spoke ahead of Spain next game against Croatia.

Azpilicueta said: “At the World Cup in Brazil and at the Confederations Cup I was playing as a right-back,”

“My natural position is right-back, although this season I’ve played on the other side and as a central defender. I feel comfortable in any position and I’m happy to be part of this group.”

“We’re a strong team defensively. We have to continue on the same path.”

 

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Incoming Manchester United boss José Mourinho wants to sgn Chelsea full-back Cesar Azpilicueta, according to AS.

Also Paris Saint-Germain and Athletic Bilbao have been heavily linked with a move for the Spain international, who is currently playing the Euros with Spain national team.

Azpilicueta’s ownership is esteemed around £12m and former Chelsea boss Mourinho is a huge fan of the 26-year-old, whom he would like to bring at Old Trafford this summer.

 

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Chelsea full-back Cesar Azpilicueta told the club’s official website: “We won five league games at home and this is not enough. The results at home were disappointing.”

“We had a lot of draws we could have turned into victories and it is obviously vital to win at home to get the points.

“We are a strong team and we have to come back to winning ways next season.”

The Spaniard revealed his regret at the lack of victories at home during this season, which has been crucial in Chelsea failure to climb up the table after Josè Mourinho was sacked.

 

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Antonio Conte seemed to be impressed by Cesar Azpilicueta and his way of play as Italy and Spain played out a 1-1 draw in their international friendly on Thursday.

Azpilicueta was making his 13th international appearance for Spain and praised Italy coach Conte after the match: “Italy played a really high-intensity game,” – Cesar said – “in the first half we were not able to get out of the pressure and to get control of the game. We were in trouble because we had to defend and they have dangerous players. It was a difficult game. “

About the future Chelsea manager he added: “We don’t know yet. We are focusing on the end of the season with Guus Hiddink as our manager. We will try to finish as high as possible to get close to the European places because what we have been doing until this moment is not enough for Chelsea. We will try to finish well and then the club will make a decision. Italy played well and it’s down to the way they work. We can see they play a really intense game and tried to give us problems. I cannot say much more because he is the Italian national coach.”

 

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Chelsea’s adopted left-back Cesar Azpilicueta told The Evening Standard of how Terry has helped the Spaniard since he arrived from Marseille.

The 26 year-old said “It’s a situation between him and the club. I don’t know what’s happening.

“But since I arrived at Chelsea I have learnt a lot from him. I have played alongside him on the left for most of the time, even in training.

“For me, I see no difference in the way he’s performing on the pitch, the way he’s playing and he is giving everything for the team as always.”

This comes after Terry told Sky Sports that Chelsea and his own representatives have held no further talks to renew his contract.

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