Cesar Azpilicueta believes that it is important for the Chelsea squad to give Antonio Conte difficult selection decisions, report the London Evening Standard.
Conte rotated his side as the Blues faced Qarabag on Tuesday night. Despite the weakened starting eleven, the Premier League champions barely broke a sweat as they destroyed the Azerbaijani minnows 6-0.
Andreas Christensen, Davide Zappacosta and Willian all staked their claim for a spot in Conte’s usual starting side, while Michy Batshuayi also piled the pressure onto Alvaro Morata by finding the back of the net himself.
Their performances are likely to hand Conte a selection headache ahead of Chelsea’s upcoming set of fixtures, but Cesar Azpilicueta believes that this is a good thing.
Azpilicueta is quoted by the London Evening Standard claiming that having everyone working towards a collective goal is healthy for the squad’s chances of success:
“That’s what we need, everyone pushing together to get the job done and making it difficult for the manager [to select his team]. For a striker to get a goal was important for him.”
Dave is absolutely spot on. Since Conte’s arrival there has been a real team spirit in the camp, something that did not exist prior to his arrival. It was the foundation of our success last term, and who knows, it could be once more this time around.