Chelsea's Cesar Azpilicueta eyes Ashley Cole's left-back spot

Cesar Azpilicueta of Chelsea runs with the ball during the UEFA Europa League quarter final first leg match between Chelsea and FC Rubin Kazan at Stamford Bridge on April 4, 2013
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Cesar Azpilicueta suggests that he wants to take the permanent left-back position from Chelsea teammate Ashley Cole.

Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta has admitted that he is starting to feel comfortable in the left-back role at Stamford Bridge.

The Spaniard, who usually plays as a right-back, has started on the other side in Chelsea's last two matches, booting out regular left-back Ashley Cole.

"Every time I have more minutes in this position I feel better," The Express quotes Azpilicueta as saying. "Provided I can play and be useful to the team, I am delighted. If necessary, I will play on the left for the whole season."

Cole has not started a Premier League game for the Blues since their 2-0 defeat to Newcastle United on November 2.

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