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Azpilicueta in five-year deal

Chelsea full-back Cesar Azpilicueta has signed a new five-year contract at Chelsea, the Premier League club announced today.

The Spain international, who arrived at the London club in 2012 as a right-back, has been a regular at left-back, preferredby manager Jose Mourinho to former England international AshleyCole, who has moved to AS Roma.

Azpilicueta has made 95 appearances for Chelsea, scoring a single goal, and was a member of the side that won the Europa League trophy in 2013.

Last season he was voted the club's players' player of the year.

He has started all three of Chelsea's Premier League matches this season.

Last season he was part of the Chelsea defence that concededjust 27 goals in 38 games - the lowest total in the league.

The 25-year-old moved from Marseille for about £6.5m.