Fran Kirby: ‘It’s tough to do the things I do at Chelsea with England’

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The forward may be flying for her club but explains why she has been struggling to replicate her clinical form for the national side“Before, I was so worried about doing the same as everyone else, always comparing: ‘She’s on the training pitch so I need to go on the training pitch today,’ and then I’d just break down eventually,” Fran Kirby says.The Chelsea and England forward’s struggles have been well documented. Having exploded on to the international stage in 2015 at the World Cup in Canada, the 28-year-old has seen her stock rise but also has had her progress stunted by injury and illness that have, in her words, meant missing about two years of her career. Continue reading...

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