Bethany England has committed her long-term future to Chelsea, signing a new four-year contract until 2024.
England who scored 14 Women’s Super League goals for the Blues in 2019-20 as they won the title ended the campaign as the clubs top goalscorer.
She also netted twice in February’s Continental Cup final against Arsenal as Emma Hayes side won 2-1 in Nottingham.
England also registered 3 assists to her name creating 94 chances in total for her teammates.
She told the club website ‘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.
England also won the player of the season award and continued by saying “That was a bit of a surreal moment about receiving the Player of the Season honour. I’ve worked so hard over the years and to finally get my efforts recognised was a big moment for me and for my family to see that.”
“There has been some tough competition this year, there has been a lot of great performers so it was an honour to receive that award. 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.
“I’ve got my first silverware in the bank with the Conti Cup and the league so I’m now hoping to get many more trophies at this club and obviously the Champions League is one that we’re really pushing for.
“I’m excited we’re back in it, I’m definitely going for my first Champions League goal as I’ve not had one of them yet. Hopefully this is going to be the year that we do bring that trophy home.”
General manager Paul Green added: ‘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 into 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 FA has targeted the weekend of September 5-6 as the date for the start of the 2020-21 WSL season.