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.
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.
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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.