Cesar Azpilicueta played at centre-back in the draw against Leicester City on Sunday – and some of the Chelsea fans on Twitter were impressed by his performance.
The Blues played out a goalless away draw at the King Power Stadium on the final day of the Premier League season, with just the Europa League final against Arsenal left to play this term.
Maurizio Sarri’s team were involved in a low-key match at the end of the season, but their point means they have finished the third in the league table.
Despite a good amount of critics, Sarri has got the club back in the Champions League for next year during his first campaign at Stamford Bridge and still has the opportunity to win silverware.
A selection of Blues fans picked out Azpilicueta on social media for praise following his display.
The Spaniard featured in all 38 league games this season and has mainly slotted in at right-back under Sarri as part of a back four.
But the 29-year-old played centre-back alongside David Luiz against Leicester and looked comfortable in the heart of defence, where he managed to shackle centre-forward Jamie Vardy.
Azpilicueta has performed well at centre-back as part of a back three in the past, but he’s shown even more versatility by being comfortable there in a different system.
It will be intriguing to see how Sarri plans on using the Chelsea captain next season in his first team.
Here are some Chelsea fans commenting on Azpilicueta:
Always wanted to see him in a two man cb pairing and in reality he is way better there than at rb
— ~ (@ngolodinho) May 12, 2019
Decent 1st half. Azpi playing CB better than I thought. We really should be up 1 nil but Ross just had to miss that easy chance 🙁
— CFC Blue Ultras (@CFCbluepride) May 12, 2019
He is absolutely a beast!!!
— Alté Savage (@Phavour_Mobbard) May 12, 2019
Said it all season he should be playing there 🤷🏻♂️
— Origins 🤙🏻 (@OriginssUK) May 12, 2019
Azpilicueta was good at CB tbf.
— J (@JAFMCE) May 12, 2019
Stay CB next season and make way for Reece… You played well today
— A J (@ChelseaD0G) May 12, 2019
Good performance again Azpi. Go out and win the Europa League 💪🔵
— Jake (@18jc_) May 12, 2019
Azpi at CB > Azpi at RB no discussion, i am correct
— Fred🇮🇹🏴 (@CFCFred) May 12, 2019