New Chelsea signing Katie Chapman has said that he is hoping to get back into the England frame after moving to Chelsea from Arsenal. She has been signed along with 21-year-old Gillie Flaherty, as Chelsea hope to move away from the bottom of the table. The team has been doing very poorly this campaign, as they have taken just 10 points from 14 matches. They sit one place above the bottom of the table.

Chapman has 82 caps for England, but he has not played for the international team since 2010. The 31-year-old midfielder still has a lot of time left in football and she is hoping that this move reinvigorates her international career. The national team was recently taken over by Mark Sampson, who said that he is not closing the door on Chapman’s international career. Back in 2010, Chapman fell out with the England FA due to a voluntary break from football.

After this new hope in the form of a statement from Sampson and the move to Chelsea, Chapman is hoping that she can now move on to make 100 appearances for the national team. She has also revealed that the club has allowed her to train almost every day, which will help her improve her game even at this age. Despite being focused on her international career, she also reiterated that Chelsea remains the first preference.

“I’d love to represent my country again. Chelsea have given me a chance to be more professional, to train more or less every day, which can only improve me as a player. I took a break from England, and obviously I needed to concentrate on my family at that point, but now I have an opportunity to come back and be part of the England team which is fantastic for me, but Chelsea is my first thought,” Chapman told BBC Sport.


Everton defender Leighton Baines has said that he would be happy firing England into the 2014 World Cup in the same way as David Beckham. The former England star scored a brilliant freekick in the dying moments of the match against Greece 12 years ago to send England into the World Cup finals.

Baines has become one of the important players in the English national team over the last few years. He has been able to overtake Ashley Cole as the best left back in the country due to the attacking progress he provides. Due to the injury for Ashley Cole, it is expected that Baines will start both the World Cup qualifying matches against Montenegro and Poland. Continue reading →