Chelsea manager Emma Hayes says Bethany England is the 'best No 9 in the country' and more of her players should be in Phil Neville's Lionesses' squad

England has scored 13 goals for Chelsea in the WSL this season (PA Images)
England has scored 13 goals for Chelsea in the WSL this season (PA Images)
14:23pm, Thu 13 Feb 2020
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Chelsea boss Emma Hayes has said Beth England is the 'best number nine' in the country and that she should be picked for the SheBelieves Cup in March.

England scored yet another goal for The Blues last night in their 2-0 victory over Birmingham City. She has scored 13 in the WSL so far this season.

When asked if England should play for the Lionesses in March she said: "Oh, she's marvellous. She's the best English number nine in the country."

Hayes added that she is pushing for 'every Chelsea player' to play for England.

"As far as I'm concerned there are not enough in the England side. My job will be to remind him [Phil Neville] that we're unbeaten so all my players deserve to start."

England manager Phil Neville will reveal his squad for the four-team tournament on Tuesday. The Lionesses will play the US, Spain and Japan in the competition which starts on March 5.

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