Willy Caballero and Jamal Blackman depart Chelsea on busy day at Stamford Bridge



It has been a busy day at Chelsea with new contracts for Thomas Tuchel, Thiago Silva and Olivier Giroud but there have been a couple of confirmed departures from the club on Friday.

Veteran goalkeeper Willy Caballero brings a four-year stay in west London to an end at the expiration of his contract at the end of this month.

Also in the goalkeeping department, Jamal Blackman will also depart Stamford Bridge this summer without making a senior appearance for the club.

Caballero featured 38 times for the Blues during his stay at the club having arrived from Man City in 2017.

While he might not have made that many appearances, he certainly collected quite the trophy haul. Caballero leaves Chelsea as an FA Cup winner, a Europa League winner and a Champions League winner.

The Argentine made his Blues debut in the FA Cup against Nottingham Forest in a 5-1 thumping and then started all the games the rest of the way as Chelsea secured the famous trophy at Wembley.

He made five consecutive starts in the 2019/20 Premier League season too before football was brought to an abrupt halt amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Upon football’s return, Caballero played both legs of the Champions League last-16 tie with Bayern Munich, the FA Cup semi final and final while also the final game of the campaign as a 2-0 victory over Wolves secured a top four finish for Frank Lampard’s side.

This season, appearances have been more restricted owing to the arrival of Edouard Mendy in the summer, which relegated Kepa Arrizabalaga to number two stopper and Caballero subsequently down to third choice.

For Blackman, he has spent much of nhis Stamford Bridge career away from the club on loan, most recently at Rotherham United where he made 26 appearances.

Blackman also spent time at Ostersund, Middlesbrough, Wycombe, Sheffield United, Bristol Rovers and Vitesse Arnhem.





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