Cesar Azpilicueta, Chelsea’s current captain, received a message from John Terry, Chelsea’s former captain, and legend after he was injured badly against Southampton.
The defender from Spain was carried off on a stretcher in the 1-0 Premier League defeat to Southampton on Saturday (February 18) after he got a terrible injury.
The Saints’ forward Sekou Mara kicked Azpilicueta in the head by accident when he tried an overhead kick. The match was stopped suddenly in the 73rd minute, with the adaptable defender lying in his box after what happened.
Azpilicueta got medical help for 10 long minutes. He was then carried off on a stretcher with players looking away from the upsetting scenes.
The Spaniard was finally replaced by Trevoh Chalobah but he applauded at the fans while lying on a stretcher and being taken off the pitch.
Terry, who was Chelsea’s captain for a long time and played with Azpilicueta for many years, posted a message to his former teammate on Twitter. He said:
“Delighted to hear our captain is all well (blue heart).”
Azpilicueta has been an amazing player at Stamford Bridge since he joined Chelsea back in 2012 from Marseille for only £7 million.
The defender from Spain has played 502 times for Chelsea so far. He has won nine trophies with Chelsea, including two Premier League titles and one Champions League.
Chelsea lost their eighth Premier League match of the season as James Ward-Prowse scored a free-kick in the 45+1st minute.
Graham Potter’s team are still 10th in the league table, 10 points behind Newcastle United who are fourth.