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EPL: No situation can disorganise our team, says Chelsea captain Azpilicueta

Chelsea captain, Cesar Azpilicueta, believes everyone in the dressing room is sticking together.

The Blues are undergoing significant turmoil following UK government sanctions against owner Roman Abramovich.

With the club likely to be sold in the coming weeks or months, the players are getting on with their jobs, as evidenced by progression to the Champions League quarter finals at the expense of Lille on Wednseday.

Speaking post-game to BT Sport, captain Azpi stated: “It has not been a normal last few weeks but we have to do what is in our hands, which is train the best we can. Tonight it was a difficult game and of course we are happy to go through.

“I just put a leg and it went with my knee! I am not very used to scoring goals.

“In the first half we didn’t start very well, we knew it would be difficult, sometimes we played in the spaces and made a few mistakes – the reaction was good, we scored before half-time. If you go 1-0 down into half-time the second half would be difficult.

“This group fights against everything, we know we have to do the best we can on the pitch, we stick together and hopefully end up having a very good season.

“Sometimes it may be easier to lose focus, but that is not us, we have to keep playing every three days difficult games.”

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