Brazil mdfielder Ramires has signed a new deal with Chelsea, the club have announced.
The struggling Premier League champions confirmed the contract extension on their website on Thursday, writing: “Chelsea Football Club is delighted to announce Ramires has signed a new contract until 2019.
“The midfielder, who has already made 241 appearances for Chelsea, said: ‘I am very happy to sign a new contract with Chelsea.
‘My family and I are very happy here in London and in the past five years the club has lifted every major trophy. I hope to be an important part of many more successes in the next four years.’
“Ramires signed for Chelsea’s Double-winners from Benfica in the summer of 2010, proving popular with team-mates, managers and supporters thanks to his energetic displays from midfield. His first year in England saw him take Chelsea’s Goal of the Season award thanks to a superb solo effort against Manchester City at Stamford Bridge.
“The Brazilian, who has a total of 33 Chelsea goals to his name, retained the award a year later after his famous chip against Barcelona and although he was suspended for the Champions League final he had contributed as much as anyone in our journey to Munich. He also opened the scoring in that season’s FA Cup final win against Liverpool at Wembley.”
Ramires is expected to be in the squad when Chelsea face Liverpool on Saturday.