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Chilwell signs Chelsea contract extension

Chelsea defender Ben Chilwell has extended his contract at the London club. Photo: Justin Tallis/AFP

Chelsea defender Ben Chilwell has signed a two-year contract extension which will keep him at Stamford Bridge until 2027.

Chilwell has endured an injury-plagued spell over the last two seasons, but Chelsea were keen to extend his stay at Stamford Bridge.

The 26-year-old left-back, signed from Leicester in 2020, was part of the Chelsea squad that won the Champions League in 2021.

A ruptured cruciate knee ligament ruined Chilwell’s 2021-22 season and he has also missed three months of this campaign, including the World Cup, with a hamstring injury.

Manchester City were reportedly interested in making a close-season bid for Chilwell.

But on the eve of Chelsea’s Champions League quarter-final first leg at Real Madrid on Wednesday, Chilwell, who has made 80 appearances for the Blues, agreed to add two more years to a contract that was due to expire in 2025.

“I feel very settled at Chelsea and have really enjoyed my time on the pitch here so I’m very pleased the club want me to be part of the project long-term, and am very happy to sign this extension to my contract,” he said.

“We are working hard for success and I will do my best to bring more smiles to the faces of the fans who have made me feel so welcome.”

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