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Azpilicueta pens five-year Chelsea deal


AZLIPICUETA-CONTRACTLONDON, September 3 – Spanish full-back Cesar Azpilicueta has signed a new five-year contract with Chelsea, the Premier League club announced on Tuesday.

“Chelsea Football Club is pleased to announce Cesar Azpilicueta has today signed a new five-year contract,” the current Premier League leaders said on their website.

Azpilicueta, 25, joined Chelsea from Marseille in August 2012 and broke into the first team at left-back last season, despite having scant experience in the position.

His displays saw him win Chelsea’s Players’ Player of the Year award and he has now committed himself to Stamford Bridge until 2019.

Azpilicueta made his senior international debut for Spain against Qatar in February 2013 and was a member of their squad at the World Cup in Brazil.