29 July 2020

Beth England re-signs for Chelsea to keep her at the club until 2024

Beth England has signed a new deal for Women’s Super League champions Chelsea.

The deal will keep her at the club until 2024 and it comes after an impressive season for the forward with 21 goal in 24 games across all competitions.

England, who initially joined the club in 2016, said: "It means a lot to me, especially being at such a great club that Chelsea is.

“I’ve spent a lot of time here already, so being able to extend that and hopefully kick on with what I’ve already achieved at this club is exciting.”

She has been voted player of the 2019/20 season and scored both of the club’s goals in the Continental Cup title victory earlier this year.

She also received her first England call-up in 2019.

She added: "One of the standouts for me was my first goal at Stamford Bridge, that meant a lot to me because it was the opening day in front of such a big crowd.

"But the Continental Cup game was a phenomenal game and getting the league title was a big moment for us. 

“International-wise nothing can beat playing for your country, getting that call-up and putting the shirt on. And then my first England goal, it was such a proud day for me and something I’ll take with me forever.”

Blues’ general manager Paul Green said: "We’re delighted to have extended Beth’s contract, as she has been outstanding in the last 18 months, playing a big part in the team’s success.

“We feel that she is now coming in to her peak as a player and look forward to seeing how she continues to develop for both club and country in the upcoming years.”

The WSL will return on September 5 and Chelsea will be aiming to defend their title.

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