Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta has signed a new four-year deal at Stamford Bridge as the 29-year-old has now committed himself to the club until 2022.

Meanwhile, Azpilicueta is yet to miss a minute in the Premier League this season with Maurizio Sarri side continue to challenge for the title.

A club statement read: “Cesar Azpilicueta has today signed a new four-year contract at Chelsea, keeping him at Stamford Bridge until 2022.”

“The defender has been captain for our Premier League games this season and is now just two appearances away from reaching 300 games in Chelsea blue. He will become only the seventh overseas player in our history to reach that considerable landmark.”

Upon signing the new deal, Azpilicueta said: “I am really happy to extend my stay here at Chelsea. Since I came, I felt the joy and responsibility to play for this club, these fans, and every time I go on the pitch I try to do my best. Hopefully, there is a lot to come and we can keep Chelsea where it belongs.”

Club director Marina Granovskaia added: “Cesar is one of our longest-serving players and has proven to be a fantastic acquisition over the past six years. His professionalism and consistency in that time have been second to none and he has also developed into one of the squad’s most influential players.”

“This new contract will take Cesar to 10 seasons at Chelsea, and we hope that over the next four years he will be a key part of our success.”

The 29-year-old joined Chelsea from French side Marseille in August 2012 and went on to establish himself as a versatile player at the West London side.

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