Millie Bright Signs Long Term Chelsea Contract

England International Millie Bright has signed a new long term contract at Women’s Super League champions Chelsea until 2023.
 
Bright who comes from Killamarsh spent time at Sheffield United in her youth career before moving onto Doncaster Rovers Belles and then subsequently onto Chelsea. 
 
Bright has helped the Blues to win doubles in 2015, 2018 and 2020 and before the 2019/20 season was curtailed she started all 15 of the league games scoring once. 
 
Bright is the latest Chelsea player to commit her future, after Bethany England, Erin Cuthbert and Guro Reiten recently signed new deals.
 
‘It’s a massive honour for a big club like Chelsea to want you to sign again, for the length that I have.”
 
‘To stay at a club that I absolutely love to bits, the players, the staff, representing the badge, it’s everything that I’ve ever dreamt of and I couldn’t imagine myself being anywhere else.”
 

We’ve got one of the best squads in the league, and the quality from the front to the back is unbelievable. Even in training, you are tested every day. “

“Physically and mentally you’ve got to be switched on every day so each day we are growing as a team, individually we are developing and with still some more room to grow.”

Upon Bright extending her stay, general manager Paul Green said: ‘We’re delighted to extend Millie’s contract, she leads by example both on and off the pitch and has played a big part in the team’s success over the years.
 
‘Millie has continued to develop and improve each season and is a very important player for us.
 

‘We feel that she is now coming in to her peak as a player and look forward to seeing how she continues to develop her game and leadership in the upcoming years.”

 
Chelsea will travel to Manchester United on the opening day of the 2020-21 season on Sunday 6 September with the game played behind closed doors.