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Azpilicueta is now Mourinho's first-choice left-back
Azpilicueta is now Mourinho's first-choice left-back.

Cesar Azpilicueta | Chelsea

That Jose Mourinho has opted to play right-back Cesar Azpilicueta over Ashley Cole, one of the best left-backs of his generation, in the left-back position for Chelsea over recent months speaks volumes about the 24-year-old’s ability.

The Spain international has been ultra-reliable for the Blues this season and should get the nod to start both legs against Galatasaray.

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