Emily Murphy is an attacking midfielder / forward on loan to Blues Women from Chelsea. She wears the number 35.
On 20 November 2019, Murphy made her senior debut when being subbed on against Tottenham Hotspur in the group stage of the Continental League Cup in a game where Chelsea won 5–1.
During this lockdown period, Daisy Passmore from Since-71 had the chance to catch up with Chelsea’s 17-year-old Emily Murphy. She talks about what it was like making her debut, scoring her first WSL goal against West Ham United as well as one piece of advice she was told that will stick with her forever.
Here's a snippet from that interview:
Could you tell us a little bit about yourself?
I’m from Windsor, a small town outside of London. I play centre forward and sometimes winger. I used to play Rugby as a kid and so when I began football I was centre back for just over two years.
Who was your biggest footballing inspiration growing up?
Growing up I didn’t really have a football inspiration as such, my dad played Rugby and he was my inspiration. I’d go watch him play every weekend with my mum and sisters and wanted to be just like him! But watching football as a child I thought Fran Kirby was unbelievable and I wanted to play just like her.
Read full interview at https://since-71.com/interview-chelseas-emily-murphy/