Chelsea have announced that wingers Willian and Pedro have extended their contracts until the end of the current campaign.
Both players could have left Chelsea on June 30 when their original deals were set to expire however the pair will be able to feature for Frank Lampard’s team until the campaign is concluded.
“As a result of the global pandemic and the subsequent delayed conclusion to the campaign, Premier League clubs unanimously agreed to be allowed to enter into short-term contract extensions with players whose deals were due to expire at the end of this month,” a Chelsea statement said on Tuesday.
“Willian and Pedro were among those affected, and they and the club have now mutually agreed to extend contracts until the finale of the current season.
It means they will be available for our remaining Premier League fixtures in 2019/20, as well as any future involvement in the FA Cup and Champions League” the statement said.
While Willian has been a key figure for Frank Lampard’s men this season, 2010 World cup winner Pedro has mostly been a bit part player this season.