Cesar Azpilicueta has signed a brand new contract with Chelsea, extending his decade-long spell with the Blues for at the very least one other two years.
Our captain has confirmed to be some of the devoted, dependable and profitable gamers since becoming a member of from Marseille in August 2012, captaining over 200 video games, and has now dedicated his future to Chelsea till 2024.
Accepting the brand new deal, Todd Boehly, chairman and co-owner, stated: ‘We’re more than happy that Cesar is staying at Chelsea for at the very least two extra years. We’re delighted that our captain has as soon as once more demonstrated his dedication and management. There’s nonetheless a lot to do collectively.’
Behdad Eghbali and José E. Feliciano, co-owners, stated: ‘Cesar is a world-class chief on and off the sector. He’s a Chelsea legend and reveals many qualities and values as a participant and particular person we aspire to. We could not be extra delighted to have Cesar below our Chelsea possession as we proceed to work in direction of constructing a champion squad.’
Cesar Azpilicueta stated: ‘I’m very joyful to increase my keep at Chelsea, my house. It is nearly 10 years since I arrived and joined the membership so I really feel the love and I am very excited for the brand new undertaking now we have in our palms.
‘I wish to say thanks to Mr Todd and Mr Behdad for giving me the chance to proceed my journey at this superb membership and I’m actually trying ahead to persevering with our journey. I’m a really proud captain and I hope we are able to share many nice reminiscences collectively.’
Throughout his time at Stamford Bridge, Azpilicueta has already helped create some of the profitable intervals within the historical past of the Blues, lifting each main trophy in his 10 years in West London, gathering 9 winners’ medals in complete: the Premier League (twice), the Cup FA, League Cup, Champions League, Europa League (twice), UEFA Tremendous Cup and FIFA Membership World Cup.
That makes Azpilicueta one in every of solely six gamers to have gained the Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup, Champions League, UEFA Tremendous Cup and FIFA Membership World Cup, whereas his 13 cup remaining appearances with Chelsea are membership file.
The gifted defender was chosen by his teammates because the Participant of the Yr in 2013/14 and has been the captain of the group because the departure of Gary Cahill in 2019, though he beforehand wore the armband a number of instances, together with that 12 months’s Europa League. League remaining victory.
Lately, Azpilicueta has been an integral a part of Thomas Tuchel’s squad, enjoying often at full-back and on the appropriate of a again three; his 47 matches final season, making him attain a complete of 476 with Chelsea, the place he has scored 17 targets.
Petr Cech is the one international participant to have represented the Blues extra instances than Azpilicueta, and this new deal will give the Spaniard the chance to change into the primary international participant to achieve 500 factors for the membership.