Jamie Carragher has hailed Cesar Azpilicueta as the best defender in the Premier League thanks to the Spaniard’s excellent form for Chelsea this season.
While usually a versatile full-back, manager Antonio Conte made the decision to play Azpilicueta at centre-back when he switched the Blues to a 3-4-3 formation.
While a selection of supporters were slightly concerned about the 27-year- old’s ability to play the more disciplined position Azpilicueta has excelled since the switch.
With Chelsea in a 3-4-3, the club have won their last 11 Premier League games in which they have conceded just two goals, keeping nine clean-sheets.
And Carragher believes that this Azpilicueta has been an essential part of that victorious form and has indicated that he feels the former Marseille star is the best defender in the league.
Carragher said on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football: “I think Azpilicueta is the best defender in the league and if there was any full-back in the league I’d want in my team it would be Azpilicueta.
“You know what you are getting week in and week out.”
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