Antonio Conte says Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta is 'one of world's best'
Last Updated: 13/09/17 12:12pm
Antonio Conte hailed defender Cesar Azpilicueta as "one of the best in the world" following Chelsea's 6-0 win over Qarabag on Tuesday.
Azpilicueta scored the third in the victory over the Azerbaijani champions at Stamford Bridge as the Blues made a resounding return to the Champions League.
The Spaniard played every minute of Chelsea's Premier League campaign last season and has played a key role during the start of the new campaign for Antonio Conte's side, who currently sit third with three wins from four.
"Last season Azpi was one of the most important players for us," Conte said.
"In this position as a central defender he is one of the best in the world. He is very good with and without the ball.
"He's a fantastic guy, he's always positive, and during the training sessions he works in a fantastic way.
"For a coach to have him is a dream."
Chelsea play host to London rivals Arsenal, live on Nissan Super Sunday, with Arsene Wenger's men looking to build on a 3-0 win over Bournemouth.