Millie Bright: Chelsea defender signs new three-year contract

Millie Bright has signed a new contract with Chelsea for three more years which will see her surpass over a decade with the club.

After playing a key part in England’s Euro 2022 success, Bright has committed to continue her reign as Chelsea Women’s longest-serving player.

The 28-year-old said: “Chelsea, the fans, the club, the people. Thank you for all your support so far.

“You’re my home and I can’t wait to continue fighting for more trophies. Cheers to the future!”

Bright was named England vice-captain by manager Sarina Wiegman ahead of the European Championships and went on to start in all six history-making matches.

She now has 58 senior caps in a glittering career which has seen her win all 13 of Chelsea’s major trophies including the WSL title six times, the FA Cup on four occasions, two Continental Cups and one Community Shield.

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Millie Bright in action for England

Bright has also been named twice in both the PFA Team of the Year and the FIFPro Women’s World XI.

Chelsea general manager Paul Green said: “We are absolutely delighted Millie has signed a new contract.

“Millie is our longest-serving player and has been key to our success in her time with us.

“Millie is a leader on and off the pitch and we are proud of how far she has come and all her achievements, including her most recent win at the Euro’s which was a very proud moment for everyone at the club.”

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Watch the stars of England’s Euro 2022 triumph play in the Women’s Super League live on Sky Sports during the 2022/23 season when the new campaign gets under way on Saturday September 10.

The season’s curtain-raiser between Tottenham and Manchester United at 12.30pm will be live on Sky Sports.

England captain Leah Williamson will lead her Arsenal side into an opening weekend WSL clash at Manchester City in front of the Sky cameras on Sunday September 11.

The opening weekend games

Here’s the first round of fixtures for the 2022/23 Women’s Super League season. All games 2pm kick-off on Sunday September 11 unless stated:

Tottenham vs Manchester United, Saturday September 10 – live on Sky Sports; kick off at 12.30pm

Chelsea vs West Ham – 12.30pm, Sunday September 11

Everton vs Leicester City – 1pm, Sunday September 11

Brighton vs Aston Villa

Reading vs Liverpool

Manchester City vs Arsenal, September 11 – live on Sky Sports; kick off at 7pm

Key dates for the 2022/23 season

  • Barclays Women’s Championship opening weekend: August 20/21, 2022
  • Barclays Women’s Super League opening weekend: September 10/11, 2022
  • FA Women’s Continental League Cup final: March 4/5, 2023
  • Barclays Women’s Championship final weekend: April 29/30, 2023
  • Vitality Women’s FA Cup final: May 14, 2023
  • Barclays Women’s Super League final weekend: May 27/28, 2023

Your club’s Women’s Super League fixture list

Arsenal

Aston Villa

Brighton

Chelsea

Everton

Leicester City

Liverpool

Manchester City

Manchester United

Reading

Tottenham

West Ham



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