How in the heck can we say goodbye to such a Chelsea FC legend? Defender Cesar Azpilicueta has meant the world to fans over the years, as his outstanding play was matched by his incredible personality.
Starting next season, the man known as 'Dave' will be playing outside of the Premier League, as he has decided to return home to his native Spain to suit up for Atletico Madrid.
Before leaving London, though, Azpilicueta posted a memorable video for the Chelsea faithful. We don't blame you if you shed a tear or two after watching this:
Cesar Azpilicueta will forever be known as a Chelsea legend
That's tough to watch right there. Azpilicueta will always call Stamford Bridge home and his feelings for the club won't change at all just because he's leaving for La Liga.
The captain for the team, Azpilicueta helped bring so much glory to Chelsea. During his time with the squad, he won the Premier League title twice, the Champions League in 2021 and so much more.
He was as sound as can be in the back line for Chelsea. Not only that, but he was also amazing when it came to interacting with the supporters of the Blues. He was so personable, which made him an instant fan-favorite.
From the moment he arrived to England, Dave was welcomed in with open arms. His love for the team could not be matched, as he gave his everything out on the pitch whenever he had a Chelsea jersey over his back.
It won't be easy to see Azpilicueta leave for Madrid, but the countless memories he provided everyone over his 11-year run with Chelsea will never be forgotten. Cheers, Azpi, and best of luck. We'll never forget what you did for CFC.