James signs new Chelsea contract to 2027

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Lauren James successful  enactment   for ChelseaJames helped Chelsea to a league and FA Cup treble this season.

Chelsea guardant Lauren James has signed a caller four-year woody with the Women's Super League champions.

England planetary James, 21, joined the Blues from Manchester United successful 2021 and her caller declaration extends her enactment until 2027.

She made 18 appearances and scored 5 goals this season, helping the Blues to their 4th successive title.

"It's an astonishing feeling to widen my enactment astatine the nine I emotion and wherever I consciousness astir astatine home," said James.

"I'm looking guardant to the aboriginal and I privation to scope my afloat potential.

"I privation to beryllium the champion mentation of maine arsenic a subordinate and arsenic a person, helping to animate the adjacent generation. It decidedly feels similar location and it's ever been the spot I've wanted to be."

James, sister of Chelsea men's defender Reece, was a subordinate of the Blues academy but signed her archetypal nonrecreational declaration with United astatine the property of 17.

She scored their first-ever WSL extremity successful the 2019/20 play and spent 2 seasons astatine the nine earlier re-joining Chelsea successful 2021.

James' archetypal play with the Blues was punctuated with injury, making lone six WSL appearances, but she has established herself arsenic a cardinal subordinate this term.

She has been named successful head manager Sarina Wiegman's squad for the World Cup successful Australia and New Zealand this summertime and has won 10 caps for England, scoring once.

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