Chelsea Women’s longest-serving player, Drew Spence, has signed a two-year contract extension to keep her at the club until 2022.
The 27-year-old midfielder, who celebrated a decade with the Blues last year and is close to her 200th appearances, told chelseafc.com: ‘I’ve been here for so long and so I’m obviously happy to extend my contract at this club.
‘We have already won the Continental Cup this year, and hopefully we can go on to win the treble so I’m really excited for the next two years ahead.
‘I’ve been here since the very beginning, since Emma [Hayes], Paul [Green] and everyone came in and I think the goal has always been to be the best team in Europe and we are nearly there.’
Hayes, who has managed Spence since 2015, added: ‘Drew has been an integral part of the squad since I have been here. She has become one of the leaders and does everything possible to keep improving herself and her level of professionalism has increased so much.
‘Her value to Chelsea is so significant that retaining her is more important than a new signing because she underpins all the values of the club. She gets it, she understands it and she leads by example.”