Cesar Azpilicueta: Chelsea ready to beat Tottenham to fight for number one spot

Cesar Azpilicueta: Chelsea ready to beat Tottenham to fight for number one spot

Cesar Azpilicueta claims Chelsea deserved more from their trip to Old Trafford to face Manchester United on Sunday, but feels the team will come back stronger after defeat.

Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta says he is ready to show why he is London’s number one team against Tottenham Hotspur this weekend.

It is third to first in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge, as two potential title contenders square off in what could be a fighting affair.

Chelsea and Tottenham have history; Think back to May 2016. The Blues managed to claim a 2-2 draw after coming back 2-0 against Spurs in West London to ensure Leicester City win the league title, and the Spurs chase had finished.

“It’s one of those types of games where you normally feel a special atmosphere in Bridge and that game [in 2016]We were having a terrible season, we were losing 2-0 at halftime, ”Azpilicueta told the Telegraph in the London derby.

“But, in the second half, the electricity around the stadium… I think something clicked that day that even though we weren’t playing for nothing, just to not let Tottenham win the league. It wasn’t just the game, it was also the title race that they were involved in.

“Every year is different and we had a very good record against them until two or three seasons ago when we lost, but hopefully we can continue to beat them at Bridge.

“Since I came to Chelsea, I always tried to have the winning mentality of each game to finish at the top of the trophies. That includes being the best team in London and we want to be on top because that means we are number one. That is why we fight. We are in good shape and hopefully we can improve from last season and now reach higher levels.

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