Chelsea FC Women have completed the signing of highly-rated goalkeeper Lizzie Durack from FA Women’s Super League rivals Everton Ladies according to The Blues’ official website.

The 24-year-old Sydney-born stopper has moved to Kingsmeadow to provide fellow Blues keepers Hedvig Lindahl and Carly Telford with significant competition for the number one jersey.

Durack started her career in Australian college football with Harvard Crimson before moving to Western Sydney Wanderers where she made her competitive debut.

With the player’s mother having been born in Doncaster, Durack qualified to represent England on the international stage and after linking up with the Lionesses’ Under-19 side in 2013, the Football Association recommended her services to Everton.

Durack spent a short spell with The Toffees before returning to Harvard University in Australia to complete her studies. She returned to the UK in summer 2016 and linked up with the now defunct Notts County Ladies before resigning for Everton last summer. The player went on to feature for The Toffees in 13 of their 18 league fixtures in the 2017/2018 campaign.

The keeper has only been capped by England at senior level on one occasion and Durack will be hoping that the move to the English champions will reignite her international career.

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