Willy Caballero to stay at Chelsea for 2019/20 season

Willy Caballero has signed a contract extension at Chelsea for the forthcoming 2019/20 campaign.

The experienced goalkeeper has been a back-up during his two years at the Bridge so far but has proved a more than capable deputy when called upon between the posts.

Having joined from Manchester City in the summer of 2017, Caballero made 13 appearances in his first season including six in our run to FA Cup glory. His save from Nelson Oliveira in the third round penalty shoot-out success over Norwich proved decisive, and he also kept a clean sheet in the semi-final win over Southampton at Wembley.

This season the Argentine has played nine times and registered five consecutive clean sheets, including in the Premier League victory over Tottenham at the Bridge and the recent draw at Leicester that brought the curtain down on our domestic campaign.

Signing the extension, Caballero said: ‘I am very happy to renew my contract with Chelsea and hopefully we can enjoy the next season and achieve a lot of targets. For me to stay at a big club like Chelsea was a really easy decision.’

Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia added: ‘Willy is an excellent professional who has served us extremely well over the past two years. He has provided reliable backup in that time and enjoyed some memorable performances, as well as helping us secure the FA Cup last season and reach the Europa League final later this month.

‘He has also been a positive presence at the training ground, demonstrating dedication and professionalism every day and helping bring out the best in our first-choice goalkeepers. We are pleased to retain his services for the 2019/20 season.’

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