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.
Happy Sunday to everyone! 🔵 Feliz domingo a todos! pic.twitter.com/0tIIrHd8If
— César Azpilicueta (@CesarAzpi) October 22, 2017
Great goal and even better celebration Azpi 💪🔵
— ChelseaFC (@ContesRampage) October 22, 2017
My captain 🙌
— MsKay (@iAm_elkay) October 22, 2017
Good morning Capi 💙💙💙
— Bella 👑 (@HazardsPuta) October 22, 2017
Hello my captain
— CarefreeDaily 🏆 (@CarefreeDaily) October 22, 2017
— Jamesss (@Jamesopher_) October 22, 2017
Good come back…. Get the armband.
— Opeyemi (@sharafaopeyemi) October 22, 2017
Our captain ❤️❤️
— nDman . (@JustNdman) October 22, 2017
This man should be captain.
— Ridwaan Hassen (@ridwaan_hassen) October 22, 2017
Happy sunday to you too Captain..
— Anthony (@RealTony_cfc) October 22, 2017
A superb Captain for the best club. You made us proud azpiii @CesarAzpi
— Computer 75. (@KiruiVitalis75) October 22, 2017