Chelsea Ladies sign Emma Wilhelmsson following trial

Chelsea Ladies have signed defender Emma Wilhelmsson for the forthcoming Women's Super League season.

The 27-year-old joins following a successful trial for the Blues during the International Women's Club Championship in December.

Wilhelmsson has been playing for Jitex BK in her native Sweden.

"I feel incredibly happy and proud to get the chance to represent a big club like Chelsea," Wilhelmsson told the Chelsea website.

"I see it as a great opportunity both personally and as a football player to get to the next step in my career."