However, after a less than impressive season last campaign it seems that fans have had enough of the 29-year-old Spain international.
After commenting on the importance of good leadership, fans flooded the comments of the tweet by the club’s official Twitter account calling for the full-back to be benched for the young full-back, Reece James.
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) July 7, 2019
Azpilicueta had a mixed season last campaign assisting five times in all competitions, the joint-most of any Chelsea defender, alongside Marcos Alonso.
Here is a selection of tweets from fans who want him replaced by James:
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— ? (@CFCFutbol_) July 7, 2019
Reece James to take his place soon
— grande (@grandeisdead) July 7, 2019
— . (@LippeCFC) July 7, 2019
Reece James szn
— M???????? (@TacticalCFC) July 7, 2019
You can lead by example on the bench.
— #PulisicMovement (@YouthSZN) July 7, 2019
— Nick (@AyImNick) July 7, 2019
Should not be starting for Chelsea….way passed his best! Yes, he does put in a lot of effort, but he just doesn’t have the pace and strength required for that role.
— Heisenberg (@Chaitika) July 8, 2019