Cesar Azpilicueta just isn’t within the Chelsea beginning XI to face Swansea Metropolis on Wednesday, breaking a run of 74 straight begins within the Premier League.
The total-back has performed each minute of each league recreation below Antonio Conte, however was solely on the bench at Stamford Bridge for the midweek recreation.
The final time he was on the bench for Chelsea in a Premier League recreation got here on Dec. 5, 2015, in opposition to Bournemouth in Jose Mourinho’s second-to-last league recreation in cost.
Azpilicueta’s run was the longest lively streak by an outfield participant, and the second-longest lively streak by any Premier League participant after Watford goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes’ 90.
Antonio Rudiger takes Azpilicueta’s place as Conte made 4 adjustments from the facet that drew with Liverpool on Saturday, with Pedro, Willian and Cesc Fabregas additionally coming into the workforce.
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