Azpilicueta says Chelsea players doing the 'dirty job' for defensive turnaround | OneFootball
Azpilicueta says Chelsea players doing the 'dirty job' for defensive turnaround
Cesar Azpilicueta has been delighted to see Chelsea put in the 'dirty' work in recent weeks.
The Blues made it nine games unbeaten under Thomas Tuchel when they put two past Everton at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday.
It was also their fourth consecutive clean sheet, and Azpilicueta says the entire team can take credit for the defensive turnaround.
"We know we had to recover the ground we lost and every victory is a step forward," said the Spaniard.
"It was a very good performance. Everton have been getting very good results and we know they are tough, but our team worked perfectly. We played as a team with and without the ball. It's very pleasing to see the team fighting for the ball and we could have scored even more goals.
"From the striker to the goalkeeper the team is working very hard. Everyone is doing their dirty job. If you see the way we fight for the ball, the way the strikers press the ball and allow the defenders to push the line high, it's dangerous. I'm very happy with that because you need that effort in the Premier League.
"We know how tough it is to replicate it every three days. We are in the right way but we are still far from where we want to be. We have to keep working because we haven't done anything yet."