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New Chelsea FC Women signings Sam Kerr and Jamie-Lee Napier get to work

The second half of the season kicks off January 5 against Reading; do not miss it!

Chelsea Women Training Session Photo by Clive Howes - Chelsea FC/Chelsea FC via Getty Images

Winter break is over and Emma Hayes’ Blues are back at it, but with a couple new faces,

Australian striker Sam Kerr racked up the airline miles en route to London but she’s here, she’s real, and she’s really here.

Of course Sam Kerr is the headline, but young Scotland international Jamie-Lee Napier, joined the team on Sunday for her first day of training as well.

While there won’t be as much immediate pressure on her to perform as there will be with Kerr, she might prove an invaluable addition in terms of depth and versatility. Capable of playing as a winger or fullback, Napier has the quality, pace and eye for goal that could come in handy. Anyway, here she is at Cobham too.

Chelsea spent the majority of the first half of the season at the top of the table, but thanks to a draw in the final match of 2019, which cost two vital points, they now have a lot of work to do — and with no margin for error — to reclaim the top spot. A matchup with league leaders Arsenal awaits on January 19, and with two league games prior, Emma Hayes has to get the team up and flying in short order.

The Blues’ next match is January 5 against sixth place Reading, and a certain someone already has eyes on it.

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