Chelsea Football Club have confirmed that defender Gary Cahill has signed a new four year contract with the side.
Cahill was signed from Bolton Wanderers for roughly £7 million in January of 2012. He has since gone on to make 177 appearances for the Blues, with his new four year contract meaning he’s likely to clock up a few more before he leaves the defending Premier League champions.
The 29 year old’s previous deal would have expired at the end of the next Premier League season had Chelsea not renewed his contract. He has appeared in 10 of Chelsea’s league games so far this season, missing just four matches.
The Blues have conceded 23 goals during their opening 14 games of a campaign that has seen them notch up just 15 points. They sit 5 points off the relegation zone and 14 points from the top of the league table. Cahill isn’t letting that worry him, though. Instead he’s choosing to concentrate on the League Cup, FA Cup, Champion’s League, Europa League and Premier League winners medals he’s won during his time at the club.
Cahill said, “I have achieved a lot here and I hope I can keep on learning, helping the team and lifting trophies over the next four years. I’m really pleased to commit my future to Chelsea and it’s great the club has put their faith in me”.
The defender was named as part of the Professional Footballer’s Association’s Premier League team of the year for both the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 seasons. He has been capped 40 times by England and remains one of the first names on both Roy Hodgson and Jose Mourinho’s team sheets. He is now contracted to the Stamford Bridge club until 2019.