Chelsea put a notable delay in Manchester City's Premier League title celebrations with a 2-1 win to help secure their top four credentials.
On Saturday evening, against a dangerous Man City side, Azpilicueta was unquestionably at his defensive best as he helped Chelsea keep their hosts at bay.
As if that wasn’t enough, the Spaniard then popped up just after the hour mark to provide an assist, as he bombed down the right flank and then chose to cut the ball back to Hakim Ziyech on the edge of the box to bag Chelsea’s equaliser.
The Morocco international has been in fine form in recent weeks and again showed on Saturday why he has become such a big player for Chelsea. With three shots over the course of the game, no player in either team offered as much of a goal threat.
Ziyech eventually got his goal shortly after the hour mark when the aforementioned Azpilicueta pulled a ball back to him on the edge of the box and allowed the former Ajax forward to fire a left-footed shot into the corner of the Man City goal.
Off the back of some heroic goalkeeping in midweek against Real Madrid, Edouard Mendy was again on hand to pull off some tremendous saves against the best that City had to offer.
However, it was moments before half time that Mendy really came into his own when Sergio Aguero stepped up to take a penalty and was duly denied by the Chelsea keeper.