Chelsea news: Cesar Azpilicueta sets tackling record during masterclass against Manchester City

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The right-back completed more tackles than anyone in Europe’s top five leagues has managed in a single game this season

Cesar Azpilicueta’s 13 tackles during Chelsea’s 2-0 victory over Manchester City is the most won by anyone in Europe’s top five leagues this season.

The Blues right-back put on a defensive masterclass as his side ended City’s unbeaten record in the Premier League.

Azpilicueta was immense on Saturday

Azpilicueta was immense on Saturday

N’Golo Kante stunned the visitors with a goal just before half-time and man-of-the-match David Luiz sealed the victory with a second-half header.

Azpilicueta was making his 300th appearance for Chelsea and it was arguably one of his best so far.

The captain on the night made a sensational last-ditch block to deny Leroy Sane a certain goal in the first-half and kept City’s dangerous wide players under control.

The last player to complete as many successful tackles in a single Premier League match was N’Golo Kante, who won 14 during a 1-1 draw at Liverpool in January 2017.

Azpilicueta, who joined the Blues in the summer of 2012, recently committed his future to the club by signing a new four-year contract.

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