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Official: Chelsea FC Women sign France international defender Ève Périsset

A new fullback!

Wales v France: Group I - FIFA Women’s WorldCup 2023 Qualifier Photo by Athena Pictures/Getty Images

One of the things we wanted to see from Chelsea’s new ownership was the continued commitment to the women’s team, and we have early evidence of that today with the Blues signing Bordeaux defender Ève Périsset to a three-year deal today.

Our new No.15 is an experienced player, starting her professional career at Olympique Lyonnais nine years ago before joining Paris Saint-Germain in 2016. Périsset moved to Bordeaux in 2020, playing 45 times for them across all competitions in the last two seasons. She’s shown great versatility, playing across all positions in defence and also featuring as wing-back/wide midfielder.

The 27-year-old France international with 34 caps is ecstatic about joining Chelsea’s world class squad.

“It’s a fantastic honour to join Chelsea and to be the first French female player to become a Blue! I am very thankful for the opportunity that has been given to me.

“The time was right for me to make this big move to London and join the English Super League and I cannot wait to meet the team and the fans later this summer at Kingsmeadow and at the famous Stamford Bridge!”

-Ève Périsset; source: Chelsea FC

Manager Emma Hayes is also looking forward to work with the defender whose experience and versatility will certainly be a boon for us this season.

“Eve brings a wealth of experience and is a versatile player who is able to play in both full-back positions and midfield.

“A tenacious defender, with her mentality and professionalism we have no doubt she will complement the group well.

“We really look forward to welcoming Eve to the team later this summer as we head into the new season.”

-Emma Hayes; source: Chelsea FC

Fullback and midfield are the top of Chelsea’s transfer priorities for this summer, and it is nice to see us addressing that from the get-go.

Welcome, Ève! Let’s win some things!