Football: Chelsea fans hail 'Dave' as Azpilicueta's authority grows
LONDON (REUTERS) - Cesar Azpilicueta has taken time to settle in at Chelsea but the Spain defender affectionately known as "Dave" by the fans is beginning to make a name for himself at Stamford Bridge.
Azpilicueta, who joined the club from Olympique Marseille for a fee of £7 million (S$13.6 million) in August, produced his best display for the European champions as they brushed aside Wigan Athletic 4-1 in the Premier League on Saturday.
On a day of perfect symmetry in west London, the supporters welcomed back old favourite Frank Leboeuf when the former World Cup winner was paraded at half-time.
The Frenchman won a host of medals in his five years at Chelsea before leaving for Marseille in 2001 and was so popular with the fans that he had his own song, "He's here, he's there, he's everywhere, Frank Le-boeuf, Frank Le-boeuf".