The Spain international has been in stunning form this season but it was a different story last term.
He and his team-mates laboured to a tenth-place finish, surrenduring their title without a fight.
And despite those bleak times, Azpilicueta insists he never wanted to leave Stamford Bridge.
“I’ve always felt I was at the right place”
He told the club’s match day programme: “I’ve felt really welcome since I arrived and I’ve always felt I was at the right place.
“That’s something I don’t have any doubts about and it’s why I wanted to sign a new contract because I am happy here.
“I want to win trophies, last season we couldn’t get any, so I want to get back to winning ways because that’s what I came here for.
“This year is the next chance for us to do that and we have to chase it.
“A long period of my career has been at this club and since I moved here I have never thought about moving.
“Even when I wasn’t playing at the beginning of my time here, I always felt the confidence of the club and knew the only way I could get back into the team was why working and getting my chance.
“Under Antonio Conte I want to keep working in the same way and win trophies – that’s what we all want.”