Cesar Azpilicueta To Receive New Chelsea Contract

Chelsea want to offer club captain Cesar Azpilicueta a new contract his current deal expires in June 2022.

Azpilicueta joined the west London club in the summer of 2012 for around £7million and has made 420 appearances for the Blues since then, winning two Premier Leagues, two Europa League titles, an FA Cup and a Carabao Cup in that time.

The 31-year-old had somewhat fallen out of favour under Frank Lampard due to the emergence of Reece James.

But Thomas Tuchel has found a way to accommodate both players, using Azpilicueta more often as a wide center-back while James' attacking instincts are unleashed as a wing-back.

The Spaniard’s longevity puts him 10th on Chelsea's all-time appearances list.

Former team-mates Petr Cech, Lampard and John Terry sit sixth, fourth and third respectively.

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Azpilicueta's experience will be useful as Tuchel's side look to win the FA Cup and Champions League, as well as trying to finish in the top four.

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