Willian signs four-year extension with Chelsea

Last season's Player of the Year has renewed his contract with the Premier League giants.

Willian signs four-year extension with Chelsea
Willian poses alongside Michael Emenalo after signing his new deal. (Source: Chelseafc.com)

Willian won Player of the Year for the Blues last season and today has signed a new four-year deal with Chelsea. The deal keeps the Brazilian winger at Stamford Bridge until 2020.

The 27-year old was one of few bright spots in Chelsea's dismal title defence last season and came away with the Player of the Year awards voted on both players and fans alike. Willian joined the Blues in 2013 and his new extension may be a sign that new boss Antonio Conte plans to feature the winger heavily. 

The former Shakhtar Donetsk scored six set-piece goals in the first three months of the season and while Chelsea's campaign imploded, the winger managed to find consistency along the way.

Willian in action. | Image source: Sky Sports
Willian in action. | Image source: Sky Sports

Hoping for More Success

He spoke to the club website about his new deal and said, "I'm very happy to sign a new contract with Chelsea. It's a dream to continue with this club and over the next four years I will try to help the team win more trophies."

Willian has enjoyed plenty of success in his three seasons at the club, winning the Premier League title and Capital One Cup back in 2015, while picking up individual honours himself. The winger continued by saying he hopes to be able to "stay at that level during the coming seasons" and bring more success to the club.

With just 19 goals in 140 appearances for Chelsea, many will be hoping that Willian's recent individual success will mean more goals for the Brazilian. A season of mystery awaits in Conte's debut campaign but a new contract hints toward Willian playing a major role for the Italian manager. 

The Blues have begun their pre-season training with Willian among the group of players already working toward next season. Their pre-season tour kicks off on Saturday in Austria against Rapid Vienna.