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CÚsar Azpilicueta

26-Year-Old Defender     Chelsea  Premier


Spain

Birthdate:  June 28, 1989    Birthplace:  Pamplona, Spain    Nationality:  Spain    Height:  5' 10"    Weight:  154 lbs    

February 7, 2015    CÚsar Azpilicueta News

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Azpilicueta assisted on Branislav Ivanovic's 66th-minute game-winner during Saturday's match against Aston Villa.

Azpilicueta's assist was his lone key pass of the game and his third assist of the season. With Filipe Luis battling a calf injury, his spot at leftback appears to be secure.

CÚsar Azpilicueta: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

January 16, 2015

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Manager Jose Mourinho said Friday that Azpilicueta (groin) has been ruled out for Saturday's match against Swansea City, and he would return to training next week.

Given that timeframe, he is likely out for Tuesday's Capital One Cup match against Liverpool as well. Filipe Luis is expected to start at left back in Azpilicueta's place.

January 13, 2015

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Azpilicueta will be sidelined for at least 10 days after suffering a groin injury in last weekend's match against Newcastle, ESPN FC reports.

With Azpilicueta out, Filipe Luis is expected to start at leftback. As a true left-footer, Luis may be able to get involved in the attack more than Azpilicueta usually does, which could boost his fantasy value in Saturday's trip to Swansea.

January 10, 2015

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Azpilicueta had to be subbed off during Chelsea's 2-0 win over Newcastle on Saturday after suffering a groin injury, and he will have scans performed in the coming days.

Filipe Luis, who came on for Azpilicueta after he was forced off, would likely start at leftback for as long as the latter is sidelined.

December 4, 2014

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Azpilicueta picked up his second assist of the season during Chelsea's 3-0 victory over Tottenham on Wednesday, while posting his third consecutive Premier League shutout.

The Chelsea defense has been excellent of late, adding in a shutout of Bundesliga-side Schalke in the Champions League during this defensive run. Azpilicueta had been losing playing time to Filipe Luis in UCL play, but with the way that the former is playing right now with John Terry, Gary Cahill, and Branislav Ivanovic, it's unlikely manager Jose Mourinho tinkers with his lineup too much.

November 23, 2014

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Azpilicueta had 83 touches, but failed to take a shot or make a key pass during Saturday's 2-0 win over West Brom.

Azpilicueta has been very quiet in most fantasy formats this season, particularly with the relatively few clean sheets the Blues have posted. While he finished with the fourth-most touches Saturday, he did not take a shot and failed to make a key pass. Without the clean sheets, Azpilicueta's fantasy value is fairly limited.

November 7, 2014

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Azpilicueta is eligible for Saturday's Premier League match against Liverpool at Anfield after completing his red-card suspension.

Azpilicueta was replaced in the starting XI by Filipe Luis, but he is likely to get his spot back against a Liverpool side that has really struggled to come close to last season's production.

October 18, 2014

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Azpilicueta was sent off in the 40th minute of Chelsea's Premier League match against Crystal Palace on Saturday due to a two-footed late challenge.

Azpilicueta has three clearances and two interceptions before being sent off. It's a tricky situation for the Spaniard, who will now be replaced by Filipe Luis in the starting XI, a player who has been more active in Champions League play this season than in the Premier League.