Chelsea officially announced that Cesar Azpilicueta has signed a new three-and-a-half-year deal with the blues, which will keep him at Stamford Bridge until 2020.
The 27-year-old has found life happy under new Chelsea boss Antonio Conte.
The Spanish defender has incredibly adapted to Conte’s newly implemented 3-4-3 system at Chelsea and has proved his mettle once again after a series of brilliant performances to guide his team to the top of the Premier League table.
A regular in Spain’s starting XI has now stepped up his game on the right-hand of Conte’s three-man backline along with David Luiz and Gary Cahill.
Azpilicueta joined Chelsea from Marseille in 2012 and is set to play his 200th match for the London club as they face Sunderland on Wednesday.
Azpilicueta said: “I’m really happy to have signed a new contract.”
“Since I arrived here my target was to progress as a player and win trophies. This new contract gives me the chance to continue my relationship with the club, that’s what I wanted and obviously I’m really happy here.”
“We’ve had some really good moments so far this season. From day one, we started working very hard. We have a new manager with new ideas and I’m really happy to be working with him. Obviously we can still improve but the long-term aim for us is to win trophies, that is what we all want, the players, manager and fans.”