Chelsea defender Filipe Luis has quashed speculation he could abandon English football after one season, after committing to remaining with the Premier League leaders at least until the end of his three-year contract.
Luis has made just seven top-flight starts for the Blues since joining from Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2014 for £15.8m ($23.4m), with manager Jose Mourinho preferring Cesar Azpilicueta at left-back for the majority of the campaign.
The 29-year-old, despite attempting to pledge his long-term future to Chelsea, has previously spoken of his affection for former club Atletico to swell speculation regarding a potential return to the La Liga champions.
Atletico defender Joao Miranda has also reportedly claimed Luis wants a return to Spain after being sidelined by Mourinho at Chelsea but the left-back has firmly denied he wants to cut his Premier League career short.
"I'm happy at Chelsea. I want to stay at the club until the end of my contract," Luis said. "We have a chance to win the Premier League. Everyone wants to be there to try to help the team to win the league."
Along with making seven starts in the Premier League, Luis began five of Chelsea's eight Champions League matches but was overlooked for both legs of the last-16 tie against Paris Saint-Germain – a potential indication of where he ranks in the pecking order.
Luis was the lowest profile of five additions at Chelsea during a 2014 summer transfer window that saw the arrivals of Diego Costa, Cesc Fabregas, Loic Remy and Didier Drogba, while Kurt Zouma and Thibaut Courtois returned from loan spells abroad.
Though Luis's career has failed to get off the ground at the west London club, his limited appearances have not affected his international career. The defender was involved in the recent friendlies against France and Chile, and he is expected to play a part in the summer's Copa America competition.