Scotland international Erin Cuthbert has signed a new three-year contract at Chelsea, days after forward Bethany England also elected to extend her stay at the club.
The 22-year-old won the Women’s Super League and FA Cup double during her first full season with the club in 2018, and last season featured in all but two games as Chelsea regained the league title and won the Continental Tyres League Cup for the first time. The former Glasgow City midfielder will make her 100th Chelsea appearance next season.
On signing the extension until 2023, Cuthbert said: “It means so much to me. I’ve been here three-and-a-half years now and this club feels like home to me. I can’t imagine myself anywhere else and I’m just happy to get the deal over the line.
“I’ve had so many incredible moments. The FA Cup final at Wembley was an incredible moment just because I had my family there. My mum said it was one of the best days of her life and for me to have that important impact for my mum is really special.
“Now I’ve completed all the domestic ones, I want more and I feel like I can achieve that at this club. I want the treble, but that includes the Champions League, so I think I have to say the quadruple. The Champions League is the crème de la crème of club football. We want to get there: we narrowly missed out two years ago and we want more this year.”
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The news comes two days after the reigning WSL player of the year Bethany England pledged herself to the club until 2024. Chelsea won the league title on points-per-game after last season was curtailed due to the coronavirus pandemic. As the top two clubs, Chelsea and Manchester City were nominated as the two English clubs to qualify for the 2020/21 Women’s Champions League.
General manager Paul Green added: “We think Erin is one of the best young players in the world and we’re delighted that she’s extended her contract.
“Erin’s been developing very well since she’s been at the club, improving each year, and we’re lucky to have her. We look forward to working with her for many years to come and seeing how her career continues to flourish.”