Jess Carter is the next in our regular ‘Getting to know Chelsea Women’ feature to give us an insight into her life on and off the pitch…

The defender shares what she likes about London, who she sits next to in the Chelsea dressing room and her favourite Christmas song…

What is your favourite season and why?

I like autumn because it’s not too warm, it’s not too cold and I like to be wrapped up. I love wearing big jumpers and being cosy.

What do you do in your spare time?

I literally just chill, probably shop too much and that’s about it really!

Do you have any hobbies?

Not really anymore, I used to be really into rugby, that used to be borderline my favourite sport so that before I turned a professional footballer.

Who do you sit next to in the dressing room?

Well at the moment it’s Sophie [Ingle] but normally it’s Neetz (Anita Asante) but she’s been injured. Then the other side is Beth (England).

Which footballer did you look up to and why?

Maybe Paul Scholes because I loved how he played.

Tell us something we wouldn’t know about you…

My dad is American, so I have dual nationality.

Do you go to America much in that case?

I used to go a lot when I was younger but I haven’t been in years.

What is your favourite cuisine?

I’d normally say American food, but Japanese has really grown on me, I like Japanese food a lot.

Best thing about London?

The diversity, there is just so many different cultures here. I love the dress sense, it’s so different and I love that.

What is your go-to Christmas song?

Justin Bieber – Mistletoe. He’s like my guilty pleasure.

Favourite chocolate bar?

I love a Snickers!

What are your future aspirations?

In football I just want us to win as many trophies as possible and outside of that I am quite into psychology so I want to go to university to study that.

What is your favourite place to visit?

My favourite place that I’ve been to is Mexico, and the destinations I want to go to are Bora Bora, the Maldives and Hawaii.

Who is favourite artist?

Des’ree – You Gotta be. When you are feeling down, it is just the ultimate empowering song.

What can’t you live without?

My eye mask, I have to wear that to sleep because I’m such a light sleeper. Or my fluffy socks, actually I pick my fluffy socks. All year round – fluffy socks.

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