Sam Kerr: As told by her Chelsea team-mates

Sam Kerr: As told by her Chelsea team-mates

There is a common theme when people talk about Sam Kerr and that is to describe her as the best. Her Chelsea team-mates are no different in their praise of the striker. The 30-year-old forward has signed a new two-year deal at the club, keeping her in London until 2026. It extends what has been a trophy-laden period at the club where Kerr has collected 11 winners’ medals – five consecutive Women’s Super League titles, three FA Cups, two League Cups and a Community Shield – scoring 99 goals in the process.

Kerr has enjoyed plenty of success alongside her Blues team-mates, who have so often spoken highly of playing with the Australian international.

From former manager Emma Hayes to captain Millie Bright, we have picked out some of the best quotes from those who know Kerr the most.

Hayes describing Kerr as ‘the best’ was not a one-time occurrence. The former Blues boss knew from day one that our forward was one of the leading strikers on the planet and she had no hesitation in making that known. But it was after a game where Chelsea were not at our best when she highlighted what she loves most about Kerr. A Kerr goal saw us reach the Wembley showpiece yet again as we beat Aston Villa 1-0 in a FA Cup semi-final back in April 2023. It had been a match Hayes described as ‘ugly’ with Chelsea having to fight for the win. And after netting the winner, praise was heaped on Kerr for stepping up when it matters the most. An efficient striker, Hayes said, is better than having one who needs a million chances.

Simply put, Hayes summed up Kerr’s match-winning display by saying: ‘I don’t know a striker in world football who can do what she does. She’s the best.’

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