Sam Kerr STAYS at Chelsea: Matildas captain signs two-year contract extension as English club make huge show of faith in Blues striker after she was charged with alleged racial offence against police officer

  • Sam Kerr has signed a contract extension with Chelsea 
  • The 30-year-old’s deal was set to expire this summer 
  • Good news comes in wake of legal trouble for the superstar 

Sam Kerr has signed a contract extension with Chelsea, keeping the Matildas superstar in west London until at least 2026. 

Kerr’s future with the Blues had been clouded by uncertainty, with her previous deal set to expire this summer while injuries and off-field drama have served as an unwelcome distraction this season.

The 30-year-old has pleaded not guilty to a charge of racially aggravated harassment of a police officer arising from an alleged incident in Twickenham, south-west London on January 30, 2023.

In January of this year, reports circulated that Kerr had penned a new deal with Chelsea but no official confirmation came, further pouring fuel on the fire of speculation about her future.

The club, however, have always backed the Matildas captain, with former coach Emma Hayes launching a staunch defence of Kerr’s character in the immediate aftermath of the Twickenham bombshell.

Sam Kerr has signed a two-year contract extension with Chelsea

The Matildas superstar has had a difficult year including injuries and issues away from the pitch, having been charged with a racial offence dating back to January 2023

The Matildas superstar has had a difficult year including injuries and issues away from the pitch, having been charged with a racial offence dating back to January 2023

And Chelsea have officially confirmed Kerr’s stay at the club, with the English giants renaming their iconic Stamford Bridge ground ‘Samford Bridge’ as part of their big announcement on Thursday. 

They also temporarily renamed their Cobham training ground from Kingsmeadow to ‘Kerrsmeadow’ in honour of the big occasion.

The Matildas skipper has been sidelined since picking up a serious knee injury in January, robbing her of the chance to play as Chelsea won the Women’s Super League title for a fifth straight year. 

Her ruptured anterior cruciate ligament crushed her dream of representing Australia at the Paris Olympics in July, with her omission from the team officially confirmed in May. 

In the meantime, Kerr is enjoying a summer break away from the pitch.

She jetted off to Mexico for a luxury holiday with her fiancee and fellow footballer Kristie Mewis, spending time at a top resort in Los Cabos. 

The Viceroy hotel boasts incredible views of the Sea of Cortez, five picturesque swimming pools, state-of-the art rooms overlooking the water, a rooftop bar and several gourmet dining options. 

But Thursday's news means she will remain in London with her fiancee Kristie Mewis

But Thursday’s news means she will remain in London with her fiancee Kristie Mewis

Kerr and Mewis have stamped themselves as the golden couple of women's football

Kerr and Mewis have stamped themselves as the golden couple of women’s football

Kerr has spent time in Mexico enjoying rest and relaxation during the off-season

Kerr has spent time in Mexico enjoying rest and relaxation during the off-season 

Last month, Kerr and Mewis treated their social media followers to glimpses of their stylish vacation, showing them getting dressed to the nines for a meal, lounging about in their room, riding ponies and even watching a performance by a performer who dances with fire while being twirled around by her hair. 

One clip from Mewis’s TikTok shows her dancing as she puts on make-up before going out, with Kerr entering the room and flashes the engagement ring she publicly debuted back in April.

Kerr repeatedly captioned photos of the hotel with the words ‘in paradise’ as she posted shots of her fiancee taking in the surrounds.

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