Henrique Hilario has today (Thursday) signed a new one-year contract.

The Portuguese goalkeeper is beginning a seventh season at Chelsea and will be one of four goalkeepers in the squad along with Petr Cech, Mark Schwarzer and Jamal Blackman.

Hilario was brought to the club in May 2006 by Jose Mourinho and made his debut against Barcelona in October that year, keeping a clean sheet in a 1-0 Champions League win.

The 37-year-old has made 39 appearances for Chelsea, of which 18 have been clean sheets.

He said: ‘It feels really good to sign a new contract for another year at the club, I’m very proud.

‘I’m really pleased to be part of this great squad and I’m looking forward to working once again with Jose Mourinho.’

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