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Agnes “Aggie” Beever-Jones: The 18-year-old prospect lighting up the Championship

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Most people wouldn’t have heard anything at all about Aggie Beever-Jones but the Chelsea academy product just lit up the Championship alongside Abi Harrison, who I recently did an article on, which you can read here too. She had just been promoted to the Chelsea first team before going out on loan, and has just scored 5 goals in her first professional season. So, let’s theorize about her career, and look at her season so far;

YOUTH CAREER – THE BEGINNING

Not much is known about Aggie Beever-Jones’ youth career, but she did spend her entire career at Chelsea, so she was briefly mentioned on their page over the years. She scored a hattrick in the FA Youth Cup semi-final in 2019, but that is the only thing mentioned over the years. However, she was one of the better players in their crop.

CHELSEA – THE BREAKTHROUGH

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Agnes made her senior debut for the Blues in a 4–0 away win over Aston Villa at Banks’s Stadium in January 2021. She would only get one other league appearance that season, but she was also given her first start in a 5–0 home victory against London City Lionesses in the FA Cup fourth round.

BRISTOL CITY – THE RISE

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Beever-Jones joined Bristol City for the 2021/22 season, where she was given the opportunity to prove herself, as they were in the Championship. She came off the bench on the opening day to score a late consolation goal in a 4-3 loss to Crystal Palace, already showing her potential. She ended up the season scoring 5 goals from the wing. So, now that we know how she got to this (still very early) stage in her career, what’s next for her?

WHAT’S NEXT FOR AGGIE BEEVER-JONES?

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I think that the England U17 player will want to stay in the Championship, whether at Bristol or not. I can’t see her getting stable, guaranteed game time in the WSL yet (especially for a club who aren’t fighting relegation). She has had a good season, but Chelsea will want more from her before risking her in the first team long-term.

If she stays at Bristol City, then she would be able to fight for Bristol’s place in the WSL next season, with many people tipping them to go up, it’s a possibility (especially if Abi Harrison stays). The Robins have a brilliant product on their hands in Beever-Jones, and Chelsea will know that. So, is there a possibility of her moving to a club that isn’t in England?

Well, I doubt it. But if so, then I could see her going to Italy with a team like Fiorentina or Montpellier. She has the capabilities to play for a midtable club, and it may help her development to get regular game time at a club without having to worry about the implications of relegation or failure. It’s unlikely that Chelsea will go for this option (all of the players they’ve loaned out are in England, so it’s more likely that they are sent to a shared club than abroad due to the current predicament with the variety in the quality of leagues). We won’t know for sure, but Aggie Beever-Jones has bags of talent, and should have a career at the highest level to dream about.

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