Cesar Azpilicueta isn’t known for his goals but his strike against Leicester City will certainly have Chelsea fans crying “Shoot!” every time he’s on the ball in future.
The defender scored a stunning volley in the Blues’ EFL Cup contest on Tuesday evening. Azpilicueta will make you wait for a goal - he’s scored three in total in his Chelsea career - but this one was worth the wait.
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The 27-year-old scored the equaliser after Antonio Conte’s team fell two-goals behind at the King Power Stadium.
A brace from Shinji Okazaki gave the Premier League champions a 2-0 lead, and had Leicester well on the way to securing a place in the quarter-finals, before Chelsea hit back.
Gary Cahill scored in the second minute of first-half injury time and five minutes after the restart, Azplicueta got on the scoresheet in style.
The strike left Twitter in disbelief.
Chelsea have stuttered of late, a 2-1 defeat at home to Liverpool following a 2-2 draw at Swansea City, yet Azpilicueta remains optimistic about the season ahead.
“Overall it’s been a good start to the season,” he said, per Chelsea’s website. “We were disappointed with the last game but the team have played well so far, apart from conceding some goals, which is always something to improve.
“Since the beginning of pre-season the manager has tried to explain his ideas, his methods. We have been working really hard. We had a very good pre-season, even if the results weren’t perfect.
“Our target was to get in to the best condition for the start of the season which we did, and then to keep going like that because May is a long way away.”