Next Match: at home to Southampton, December 01
Europe: UEFA Champions League (Group E)
Cesar Azpilicueta is optimistic of a collective Chelsea improvement as the Blues bid for trophies.With nine games next month, December is a time when Chelsea can show their Barclays Premier League title credentials as they bid to win the championship for the first time since 2010. Jose Mourinho has described the period as "only for the braves" and is planning to make regular changes to his side to cope with the congestion. Spain right-back Azpilicueta, who has been deployed at left-back in recent weeks, believes every member of the Chelsea squad can play their part. "We have nine games in December and that's a lot," Azpilicueta said. "We need the whole squad, there are a lot of games and if we are to win trophies, we need everyone. The most important thing is the next game against Southampton, especially after beating West Ham we need to get three points at home."