We don’t often issue rallying cries for online polls, but Cesar Azpilicueta has been nominated for PFA Fans’ Player of the Month for December and it would be really nice to see him win it. In addition, it would be really nice to see a defender, in general, being recognized as a worthy winner.
These sorts of awards tend to go to attacking players — Victor Moses won it last month, and it probably wasn’t his strong and developing defensive awareness that got him the award — but as much as some managers would like to reject the idea that defending is part of the game, it very much is and deserves recognition just the same.
Few players deserve recognition more than the adorable, steady, and excellent Cesar Azpilicueta, who’s now excelling in his third position for Chelsea since joining 4.5 years ago. He’s up against Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Adam Lallana, Dele Alli, Dimitri Payet, and goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.
Time to stuff the ballot box! DO IT FOR DAVE!