Sunday, December 17
 

Cesar Azpilicueta: 'Nobody is guaranteed a place'

Cesar Azpilicueta accepts that nobody is guaranteed a place in the Chelsea starting lineup after sitting out last week's midweek clash against Swansea City.

Cesar Azpilicueta has accepted that nobody is guaranteed a place in the Chelsea starting lineup after he sat out last week's midweek clash against Swansea City.

Antonio Conte opted to select the Spaniard as a substitute for the 1-0 victory, representing the first time that the player has not started a Premier League game since December 2015 and bringing to an end a 74-game run in the first XI.

"It was a nice run. I never thought about the amount of games I played in a row — all 90 minutes," The Mirror quotes the 28-year-old as saying.

"But I would try to beat that mark, and I'm pleased for the number of games because I know it's difficult.

"I want to play every game, but the manager makes the best decisions for the team. It was important we won [against Swansea].

"Sometimes he tries to make the best decision and, from that, all of us we have to go in the same direction."

Azpilicueta will look to make his 15th league appearance of the season when Chelsea travel to take on West Ham United this weekend.

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City18171056124452
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd18132339112841
3Chelsea18122432141838
4Arsenal18103531201133
5Burnley189541612432
6Liverpool1787234201431
7Tottenham HotspurSpurs1894531181331
8Leicester CityLeicester187562726126
9Watford186482733-622
10Everton176472129-822
11Huddersfield TownHuddersfield186391630-1421
12Southampton184681724-718
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton184681423-918
14Crystal Palace184591528-1317
15West Ham UnitedWest Ham184591732-1517
16Bournemouth174491520-516
17Stoke CityStoke1844101939-2016
18Newcastle UnitedNewcastle1843111627-1115
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom182881224-1214
20Swansea CitySwansea173311922-1312
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Premier League Table
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City18171056124452
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd18132339112841
3Chelsea18122432141838
4Arsenal18103531201133
5Burnley189541612432
6Liverpool1787234201431
7Tottenham HotspurSpurs1894531181331
8Leicester CityLeicester187562726126
9Watford186482733-622
10Everton176472129-822
11Huddersfield TownHuddersfield186391630-1421
12Southampton184681724-718
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton184681423-918
14Crystal Palace184591528-1317
15West Ham UnitedWest Ham184591732-1517
16Bournemouth174491520-516
17Stoke CityStoke1844101939-2016
18Newcastle UnitedNewcastle1843111627-1115
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom182881224-1214
20Swansea CitySwansea173311922-1312
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