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Erin Cuthbert

BIOGRAPHY

Scottish forward Erin Cuthbert has grown to be a key performer for the Blues, whether starting matches or coming off the bench.

Cuthbert signed for Chelsea from Glasgow City in her native Scotland in 2016.

A former Rangers academy player, the then 18-year-old became the top scorer at her former club less than a few months after joining them, collecting 19 goals as well as their Player of the Year award and a Scottish Women’s Premier League winners’ medal.

Though young, Cuthbert possesses game intelligence and decision-making beyond her years, two facets of her game which were on display during the 2017 Spring Series. Although she started only three matches, along with four sub appearances during the Spring campaign, Cuthbert rarely failed to impress and her best performance came in a thumping win at Sunderland with two first-half goals.

She made her senior international debut in Scotland’s 1-0 win over Belarus in Women’s Euro 2017 qualification and Cuthbert netted their first goal in the finals in a game against Portugal.

Having made a good impression during our Spring Series success in June 2017, Cuthbert was even more influential in her first full campaign with the club, which ended with the Blues winning our second WSL 1 and Women's FA Cup Double.

She finished as our third-highest scorer with 11 goals, which included a hat-trick in the FA Cup against London Bees, a vital headed goal in Montpellier to open her Champions League account and a last-minute winner in the WSL1 win over Birmingham City late in the season which helped get us over the finishing line in the title race. She was also nominated for the PFA Women's Young Player of the Year award and, upon returning back for pre-season, signed a new three-year contract with the club.

The 2018/19 season was a success for the promising player, on a personal level, having been named Chelsea's Player of the Year and being shortlisted for the Women’s PFA Young Player of the Year award. She scored in every round of our Champions League camapign and her sensational volley in the semi-final against Lyon was voted by UEFA as the best goal of the 2019 Women's Champions League. Cuthbert was also Chelsea's third-highest scorer for a second consecutive season notching 13 goals in 36 appearances.

The summer of 2019 was one to remember for the Scot who went to her first World Cup finals and scored in their second group stage match against Argentina. Sadly the debutants failed to progress past the first round, but Cuthbert gained valuable experience on the world stage.

The 2019/20 season was cut short due to the Covid-19 pandemic but Cuthbert was still a regular in Emma Hayes' starting XI having started 21 games out of 25. The skillful Scot who still has many years ahead of her in her career, started 21 times last term and made 14 substitute appearances, scoring five times. Although Cuthbert may not have started as many games as the previous seasons,  when she did take to the field, she gave it her all and never let the team down.