Cesar Azpilicueta hails Chelsea's defensive strength

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 hails Chelsea's defensive qualities as they aim for the Premier League title.

Chelsea left-back Cesar Azpilicueta believes that his side's defensive abilities play a huge role in the club's Premier League title push.

The Blues are currently leading the way at the top of the table, one point ahead of Liverpool.

During their campaign under manager Jose Mourinho, Chelsea have kept 14 clean sheets with seven games left to play.

"We are defending well because everyone is defending," Azpilicueta told Chelsea TV. "We are not conceding goals because everyone is doing their jobs.

"We are keeping a lot of clean sheets and why we are doing well is because of the team. We have very good centre-backs, quality players. John [Terry], Gary [Cahill] and David [Luiz] are very good centre-backs and the relationship between them is key for the team."

The Blues will take on Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Saturday.

Chelsea's English defender Gary Cahill runs with the ball during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Fulham at Stamford Bridge in London on September 21, 2013
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