Man Utd legend names Chelsea defender as EPL best defender - FCNaija

EPL By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 22/02/2018

Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has named Chelsea defender as the best player in the Premier League, according to report.

Ferdinand singled out Cesar Azpilicueta as the Premiership most natural best defender.

Azpilicueta played against Barcelona in the first Leg of the Champions League round of 16 on Wednesday night and he put up a solid performance against the Spanish giants.

Former Manchester United centre-half Ferdinand described Azpilicueta as the best natural defender in the Premier League.

“I put him down as probably the best out and out defender in the Premier League,”

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“What I like about him is that he’s aggressive but he’s also come into that role of being a leader in this team in the way he performs and applies himself,” Ferdinand told BT Sport.

Up next for Aziplicueta and his teammates is the Premier game against Manchester United on Sunday.

Chelsea will level up with Manchester United on points if they manage to defeat Jose Mourinho’s men.

The Blues still have an unfinished business with Barcelona in the Champions League second round as they take a trip to Spain on 14th of March.