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Chelsea captain Azpilicueta eyeing off landmark season

Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta is excited by the potential of manager Frank Lampard's team.

If he plays a similar number of games to previous campaigns, he will break into the top 10 all-time Chelsea appearance-makers, an accomplishment he claims was not even on his radar when he joined the club from Marseille eight summers ago.

"When I arrived at Chelsea, I couldn't imagine the amount of games that I would play," he admits. "I never put a target on myself. I just always try to be available for the manager, to train hard and to play hard whenever I have the chance so to reach this amount of games is amazing and it's something I'm really proud of.

"I always felt the confidence from the managers, from the club and from my team-mates but I don't like to look behind too much. I want to reach more targets, give my best every day and be proud to be a part of this club."

And Azpilicueta also had a message for Chelsea's supporters.

"We have missed the fans a lot these past few months," he says. "They are so important for us and hopefully we can have them back as soon as possible so we can share all of these moments with them."

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