Willy Caballero to Stay at Chelsea After Triggering of One-Year Contract Extension Clause

Willy Caballero will stay at Chelsea during the 2020/21 Premier League season after the club activated a one-year extension clause in his current deal.

The 38-year-old moved to Stamford Bridge from Manchester City in 2017, going on to make 31 appearances across all competitions, helping Chelsea win an FA Cup and Europa League.

Caballero was expected to become a free agent at the end of this season, but the Telegraph have confirmed he will stay at Chelsea for another year after an extension clause in his contract was activated by the club.

The former Argentina international has spent the last six years in the Premier League, but Caballero has predominantly acted as a back up option both at Manchester City and Chelsea.

Caballero was fighting with Joe Hart and Claudio Bravo for a first team spot in the north west, while Thibaut Courtois and Kepa Arrizabalaga have predominantly held down a place in the starting lineup at Chelsea.

The Argentine has been involved in a combined eight cup finals for both clubs, although Caballero has only played in three - two Community Shield finals and once in the League Cup.

Caballero will become the second player to see their contract at Stamford Bridge extended thanks to a clause in his contract, as Olivier Giroud is also expected to remain part of the setup at Chelsea during the 2020/21 season.

The Frenchman was used sparingly by Frank Lampard at the start of his his tenure, with Michy Batshuayi being preferred as Tammy Abraham's understudy, but recently Giroud has been able to find his way into Chelsea's first team.

Giroud's only made 13 appearances this season, but the former Arsenal striker has featured in Chelsea's last six games across all competitions where he's scored important goals against Tottenham Hotspur and Everton.

Source : 90min