Chelsea’s Jess Carter is now a regular addition in the national squad after being out of the fold for a few years. However, the defender has broken out once again with consecutively outstanding seasons with Chelsea and consistently impressive performances for England.
Carter is a well-rounded and functional defender who is able to slot in anywhere across the backline. One-v-one situations and man marking is where Carter truly excels, demonstrating her insightful timing. She is also deceptively quick, which makes her a challenging opponent in a footrace. Carter is intuitively defensively minded and offers the Lionesses a stable marshal, thus allowing her fellow defenders to progress and support in attack.
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