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‘This is embarrassing’, some Chelsea fans slam defender’s performance against Sheffield United

Some Chelsea fans have been left frustrated with the performance of club-captain Cesar Azpilicueta during the recent Premier League clash against Sheffield United which ended in a 2-2 draw.

The Spain international has not experienced the best of starts to the current campaign and his poor run of form continued against the Blades as he was partly responsible for the goals conceded.

At half time, the Blues were in a comfortable position with a 2-0 lead through a brace from Tammy Abraham but they could not seal the result after conceding twice in the second period.

In the lead up to both goals, Azpilicueta was beaten by a Blades player on the right side of the Blues defence before the ball was delivered into the box and this has certainly angered a few supporters.

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Azpilicueta has been culpable for more than half of the Blues’ goals conceded during the opening phase of the campaign and in the recent stalemate against Sheffield, he was dispossessed (20 times) more than any player, as per Squawka.

There have been calls for young graduate Reece James to replace the Spaniard, once he returns to full fitness following an ankle injury but that remains a question mark, considering Azpilicueta is regarded as the leader of the side.

With the draw against Chris Wilder’s men, the west London giants have managed just five points from the opening four Premier League matches while failing to keep a single clean sheet.

Following the international break, they have league encounters against Wolves and Liverpool respectively and hopefully, the return of Antonio Rudiger after injury can improve the defensive performances.

 

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