Thibaut Courtois extends Chelsea stay

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has committed his future by signing a new five-year contract with the Blues, the club have announced.

The Belgian international has established himself as number-one goalkeeper at Stamford Bridge ahead of Petr Cech.

The 22-year-old has earned a new contract that will keep him at the club until at least 2019 – following with his impressive displays during three season-long loan spells at Spanish club Atletico Madrid after joining the Blues from the Belgian side Genk in 2011. He helped Atletico to win the La Liga title last season.

Just after the contract extension – Courtois has thanked to the west Londoners’ fan, via Twitter:

Meanwhile, Chelsea to face Swansea City in the Premier League action on Saturday afternoon.