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Chelsea swoop for Perisset and Buchanan
Chelsea FC Women are delighted to announce the signings of French international Ève Perisset and Canadian defender Kadeisha Buchnanan, each on a three-
Joining from French Division One side Bordeaux on 1st July, 27-
The versatile defender started her professional career at Lyon in 2012 where she stayed until the end of the 2015-
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 Championships in 2017 and the FIFA World Cup in 2019. With her home nation, she has won the Tournoi de France and the SheBelieves 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-
Upon signing, Perisset told the Chelsea FC website: “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!”
Buchanan has spent the past five-
Prior to moving to France, Buchanan spent four years playing college football in the States with West Virginia Mountaineers where she made 98 appearances and established herself as one of the top players in the NCAA.
Buchanan also brings a wealth of experience having started her international career at just 14 years old when recruited into the Canadian youth programme in 2010. Her first silverware came in the form of a silver medal at the 2012 CONCACAF Women’s Under-
On her arrival to Chelsea, Buchanan commented to the Chelsea FC website: “I am coming to Chelsea with the same ambition I always had -
“I'm hoping to bring my experience to the team and continue on the successful pathway that the club has been on for the past seasons. I can’t wait to join my new team mates and the coaching staff on this journey.”
The club has also confirmed that Emma Hayes’ squad will take part in this summer’s Women’s International Champions Cup (WICC) in Portland, USA.
Following the Blues' triumphant end to the season, winning both the Barclays FA Women’s Super League for the third consecutive year and the Vitality Women’s FA Cup for the second year in a row, the squad will head to Portland, Oregon to face three champions from around the world with the aim to be named the world’s best club team.
The tournament, organised by Relevant Sports Group, will take place between August 17-
This will set up a European vs. North American final on 20th August when the winners of the first double header meet, while the clubs that lose in the first double header will play in the third place match on the same day. Portland will be looking to defend their WICC title after previously defeating defending champions Lyon in a thrilling 1-
The WICC matches will be televised live in both English and Spanish on the ESPN networks and will be broadcast globally in over 140 territories. Tickets will go on sale on 21 June and will be available on the ICC website with updates available via @ICCWomen and Instagram and Twitter.