Bettinelli signs new Chelsea deal until 2026

By Sports Desk March 27, 2023

Marcus Bettinelli committed his future to Chelsea after signing a new deal with the Premier League side.

The goalkeeper put pen to paper on an extension to his existing contract, keeping him with the Blues until 2026.

Bettinelli has mainly served as a back-up option to Kepa Arrizabalaga and Edouard Mendy since joining Chelsea from West London rivals Fulham in 2021.

The 30-year-old's sole competitive appearance for the Blues came during their commanding 5-1 victory over Chesterfield in last season's FA Cup.

Nevertheless, he is thrilled to extend his stay with Graham Potter's side.

"It is a privilege to be at a club like Chelsea, one of the biggest clubs in the world," he told the club's official website. "A couple of years ago when I signed, I was delighted to be here, delighted to sign.

"To be here now and see the club going through this transition and seeing what we are developing, it is amazing to be a part of, and I am buzzing to be here for an extra couple of years."

Chelsea return to Premier League action after the international break when they host Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

The Blues are 10th in the table with 11 games remaining, and 11 points shy of fourth-placed Tottenham.

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