Gary Cahill is glad captain John Terry stayed on at the club, calling it a great lift for the club.
Terry signed a 1-year contract with Chelsea, extending his 17-year stay and over 700 appearances.
And Cahill is glad his regular playing partner stayed on longer at the club.
He told BBC Radio 5 live: “It’s important. All the lads are very happy, I am sure the fans are very happy, so it is a great end to the season in that respect.
“It is a great boost, a great boost for the club, it’s a great lift for the players and obviously the fans.
“Although it kind of dragged on for a little while, it has been sorted now and we look forward to him being part of this squad like he has been for many, many years. It is fantastic news for us.”
Cahill has now linked up with England following the conclusion of the Premier League season and is excited at the possibilities for Roy Hodgson’s men at Euro 2016.
He added: “It is certainly a very good squad, it is an exciting squad.
“We feel like we’ve progressed so, for me, it’s a very good squad and as an England player and fan an exciting squad.”
England face Slovakia, Russia and Wales in Group B at this summer’s European Championships.