LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 02: Cesar Azpilicueta of Chelsea applauds fans after the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Fulham FC at Stamford Bridge on December 2, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Chelsea have announced that Cesar Azpilicueta has signed a new long-term contract that will keep him at the club until 2022

The Spanish full-back arrived at Stamford Bridge in 2012 from Marseille and has since established himself as a key member of the squad.

Azpilicueta has made a total of 298 appearances in all competitions for Chelsea and he’s won two Premier Leagues, the FA Cup, EFL Cup and the Europa League.

“I am really happy to extend my stay here at Chelsea,” Azpilicueta told the club website.

“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.”

“Cesar is one of our longest-serving players and has proven to be a fantastic acquisition over the past six years,” added club director Marina Granovskaia.

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“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 has already made 18 appearances under new coach Maurizio Sarri this season and added three assists in the process.

Chelsea will travel to Wolves on Wednesday for a Premier League match with kick-off set for 20:45 (CET).