Recently crowned Barclays FA Women’s Super League Player of the Year Beth England has penned a new four-year deal with Chelsea according to reports on The Blues’ official website.
England finished last season with 14 league goals which saw her level at the top of the goalscoring charts with Arsenal striker Vivianne Miedema. Last season also saw the Chelsea number nine break into the Lionesses set up and she scored her first goal as she came on as a substitute in England’s 2-1 defeat to Brazil at The Riverside Stadium.
With England having played an integral role for her club, the player has today agreed a new long term contract with Chelsea. After signing that deal she told The Blues’ official media channels “It’s 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.”
Much has been made of the new additions to the Chelsea roster with the arrivals of Niamh Charles and Melanie Leupolz, not to mention Canadian prodigy Jessie Fleming, however, having a world-class talent in England pledging her long-term future to the club could prove even more significant. Blues boss Emma Hayes has clearly focused her attentions on making Chelsea one of the dominant forces in European football. With players like England committing to the cause for the long term, it seems that they will be amongst the elite for many seasons to come.