Chelsea fans want £27m-rated star to become club captain

When considering that Chelsea only paid £7m for the services of Cesar Azpilicueta in the summer of 2012, the deal has to go down as one of the best in recent history.

The Spain international has developed into a complete defender over the last few seasons, and is widely considered as one of the best defensive players in the Premier League.

The 28-year-old, who is valued at £27m by transfermarkt.co.uk, is also an extremely popular figure with the Chelsea supporters, and he strengthened that bond with the fans after coming up with a very important late goal in Saturday’s Premier League clash with Watford.

Indeed, it was the defender’s goal that sent Chelsea 3-2 ahead in the latter stages of the clash with the Hornets, before Michy Batshuayi grabbed his second in stoppage time.

The result ended a run of three games without a win in all competitions for a Chelsea team that have struggled for consistency this season.

On Sunday morning, Azpilicueta took to Twitter to remind the Chelsea fans of what had occurred on Saturday, and as expected, the supporters were out in their numbers to praise a player that many believe should be the club captain over Gary Cahill.