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French Defender Ève Perisset Signs For Chelsea Women

Joining from French Division One side Bordeaux on 1st July, the 27-year-old has signed with the Blues until summer 2025 and will wear shirt number 15.

The versatile defender started her professional career at Lyon in 2012 where she stayed until the end of the 2015/16 season before making the move to Paris St Germain in 2016.

While at Lyon, she won the league and the Coupe de France Feminine four times while also lifting the latter at PSG for the fifth time.

Perisset signed for Bordeaux in June 2020 where she has played both full-back positions and in midfield with 45 appearances for the Girondins and over 125 D1 appearances across her career.

On the international stage, Perisset brings a wealth of experience to Kingsmeadow with 34 caps to her name since her senior debut against Brazil in 2016, most significantly representing Les Bleues in the UEFA European Championship’s in 2017 and the FIFA World Cup in 2019.

With her home nation, she has won the Tournoi de France and the She Believes Cup. The French national has been selected for this summer’s Euros and is currently training with the squad in France.

The experienced international also has significant European experience, having played in the last nine UEFA Champions League tournaments representing Bordeaux, Paris Saint-Germain and Lyon where she went on to take the winners medal in the 2015/16 season.

Upon signing, Perisset said: ‘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!’

Commenting on Perisset’s move to the Blues, Emma Hayes said: ‘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.’

Perisset will begin pre-season training with the Blues later this summer. Welcome to Chelsea, Ève!