Chelsea boss Antonio Conte says that it’s a dream to coach a professional player like Cesar Azpilicueta.

The Spaniard put in an impressive shift in the defence, and he also scored in the 6-0 Champions League win over Qarabag, and Conte was full of praise for him following the game.

The Italian said: “Last season Azpi was one of the most important players for us. In this position as a central defender he is one of the best in the world. He is very good with and without the ball.

“He’s a fantastic guy, he’s always positive, and during the training sessions he works in a fantastic way. For a coach to have him is a dream.”