Out of favour Chelsea defender Deanna Cooper has left the club with her contract at Kingsmeadow having come to an end according to reports on The Blues’ official website.
The 26-year-old Chatham-born centre-back has spent more than three years with the South West Londoners but has often found game time restricted either due to the high level of competition at the club or due to bad luck with injuries.
Cooper’s most successful campaign was the 2017 FA Women’s Super League 1 Spring Series. The defender made eight starts for Emma Hayes’ side as they won the stop-gap competition. The player has made just seven more league starts in the three seasons which have followed as she has endured something of a difficult period in her footballing career.
With Cooper having been unlikely to become one of manager Hayes’ first choice defenders next season, it has been revealed that the player has left Kingsmeadow this summer and she will look to progress her career with another club. The defender leaves the South West Londoners with two league titles, one Women’s FA Cup and one FA Women’s Continental League Cup to her name.
Chelsea signed Cooper from second tier club London Bees after she had impressed against them in the 2016 FA Women’s Continental Tyres Cup. She can also include Gillingham and Brighton & Hove Albion amongst her former clubs.