Chelsea FC Women full-back Hannah Blundell has signed a new two-and-a-half year deal at Kingsmeadow according to reports by The Blues’ official website.

The 25-year-old Eastbourne-born defender has been on the books at Chelsea since 2011 and she will now remain at Kingsmeadow until 12 months prior to her testimonial year as a senior player.

It has been revealed that Blundell has signed on for another two-and-a-half years, keeping the player with the South West Londoners until the end of the 2021/2022 campaign.

After two years in the Chelsea academy, Blundell turned professional in 2013. The player has since gone on to become one of the first names on manager Emma Hayes’ team sheet. The defender has won the FA Women’s Super League title during her time at Kingsmeadow while she won the 2017 FA Women’s Super League Spring Series with The Blues. Blundell also has two Women’s FA Cup winners’ medals to her name.

Blundell has also been on the fringes of the England squad in the last couple of years and the player was handed her international debut in 2018. The defender faces strong competition for a place in the side and it remains to be seen whether she will make the 23-player squad for the UEFA Women’s EURO 2021.

Her new contract with Chelsea will allow Blundell to continue to focus on her football and aim for her best form in the next 12 months to hopefully result in an England call-up from Phil Neville.