Drew Spence to depart Chelsea Ladies on the finish of the season

Drew Spence will depart Chelsea on the finish of the season following an illustrious spell on the membership throughout which she has helped the Blues win 11 trophies.

The 29-year-old academy graduate is the membership’s longest-serving participant having made her debut again in 2009, racking up 238 appearances and scoring 50 targets.

Her trophy haul contains 5 league titles, three FA Cups, two Continental Cups and one Neighborhood Protect, and he or she has additionally represented the Lionesses, making her debut for the nationwide aspect in 2015 earlier than switching to Jamaica final 12 months.

Spence will hope so as to add additional silverware to her assortment earlier than her departure, with Chelsea in place to assert the WSL title after they host Manchester United of their ultimate sport of the season on Sunday earlier than going through Manchester Metropolis within the Ladies’s FA Cup ultimate on Could 15.

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Chelsea Ladies edged nearer to the title with a 1-Zero win over Birmingham

Chelsea Ladies supervisor Emma Hayes stated of Spence’s departure: “Drew has epitomised every part that we’ve got been about in my tenure.

“She’s watched the membership develop from beginner to one of many high groups in Europe and he or she’s been instrumental in that journey.

“I’ve watched Drew develop from a younger participant and blossomed as a senior professional.

“I am excited for her subsequent steps, she’s totally deserving of every part she’s achieved and once more she’s going to be a part of a gaggle of legends for what she has achieved at this soccer membership and I do know everybody right here will actually miss her.”

Chelsea’s remaining fixtures:

  • Could 8 – Man United (h), Ladies’s Tremendous League
  • Could 15 – Man Metropolis, FA Cup ultimate

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