The 34-year-old Spanish international is the oldest serving player in the Current Chelsea squad. The Spaniard had spent almost a decade at the West London club.
Cesar Azpilicueta has won the Premier League, Champions League, Europa League, FIFA Club World Cup, UEFA Super Cup, FA Cup, and the Carabao Cup.
The change in ownership at Chelsea has seen the departure of key top hierarchy members of the club.
However, former Chief winger Willian believes with the experience of Cesar Azpilicueta, the Chelsea skipper can help the young ones adept in the transitional period and can be a helpful hand to new manager Graham Potter.
What did William say?
The former Chelsea winger, now playing for newly promoted Premier League side Fulham said via The Athletic when asked about the current happening at Chelsea: “I couldn’t believe it when this situation happened.
“For me, when you talk about Chelsea, you just see Roman and Marina [Granovskaia]. It’s been difficult for everyone inside the club.
“But this is where Cesar Azpilicueta will help. He is a very good player, an important one for the club. He’s been there for 10 years. With his experience, he can help the young players that play there at the moment.
“He knows what to do in this situation. Chelsea is a big club, one of the best in the world. Every year, Chelsea is fighting for something, even if they change a manager.
“They are always there. In the seven years I was there, I had Jose Mourinho, Guus Hiddink, Antonio Conte, Maurizio Sarri, and Frank Lampard. It almost becomes normal. But it didn’t stop us. We always fought for something.”
William has also revealed why he struggled at Arsenal.
The Brazilian international spend only one season at the Emirates after struggling to impress in his first season at Arsenal. Willian agreed to end his contract and joined Corinthians in the Brazilian Serie A.
“I think I’m maybe the only player who has done something like this.
“Any other player in my situation would have stayed until the end of the contract and kept picking up the money. But I’m not like this. Money is not the most important thing in the world. I have to feel good, to feel motivated to go to training. I wasn’t having that there, so I decided to leave.”
He added: “For most of the season, we were playing without fans (because of COVID-19).
“I didn’t see Arsenal fans. Maybe I needed to feel the buzz of the crowd. That was something I missed. It was a difficult moment not just for me, but for everyone in the world. To play without fans at a new club is not easy.
“On my last day there, I spoke with the manager Mikel Arteta. I thanked him a lot for what he had done for me, for bringing me to Arsenal. I just wished him all the best.
“He is a good manager and I have great respect for Arsenal. They are doing well, they have good players. They can achieve good things this season.”