After Chelsea extended Olivier Giroud’s contract for another year, another Blues player this week signed a contract extension. Willy Caballero has inked an extension deal with the Blues for the 2019/20 season.
The Argentinean goalkeeper joined Chelsea from Manchester City in the summer of 2017. He has been a reliable back up between the posts for two years. He made 13 appearances in his first season for the Blues, including six in their successful FA Cup campaign. Caballero’s save against Nelson Oliveira in the third round penalty shoot-out over Norwich proved crucial. The seasoned goalie also managed to keep a clean sheet in the semifinal victory against Southampton at Wembley.
In the 2018/2019 campaign, Caballero made nine appearances and kept five straight clean sheets, including a Premier League win over Tottenham at the Stamford Bridge. His solid performance against Leicester, which ended in a goalless draw, was quite memorable and almost brought the house down.
In an interview, 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’s Marina Granovskaia said that Caballero is an excellent player who had served the club very well for the last two years. She also said that Caballero was instrumental in helping the Blues secure the FA Cup last season. She further added that Caballero helped the club reach the Europa League final.
“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,” she said.