Brazil midfielder Ramires signs new Chelsea contract to 2019

LONDON (AP) Chelsea midfielder Ramires has signed a new contract with the struggling Premier League champions through 2019.

The Brazil international has won every major trophy in his five years with the London club. He has scored 33 goals in 241 appearances.

The 28-year-old Ramires said: ”I hope to be an important part of many more successes in the next four years.”

But it’s a tough time at the moment for Chelsea, which has opened its Premier League title defense by losing five of its 10 games.