Three players scored a brace to help Chelsea produce one of the high-scoring football results of the weekend in the WSL. Guro Reiten opened the scoring in the third minute before Sma Kerr doubled their advantage in the fifth minute. Beth England made it three in the seventh minute before Aniek Nouwen made it four in the 11th minute. Reiten, Kerr, England, Lauren James, and Jessie Fleming all scored in the second half to complete the scoring. Chelsea move to the top of the table with the win after the North London Derby was canceled.
Chelsea’s Emma Hayes: “I could see this result coming for us. I’ve seen the way we trained the last three days and I feel like we’re in the final stretch of the season, we know what this is about and I want to keep improving on performances. We were doing some different things in training to create overloads and I saw it done in abundance today. The team just has so much flexibility and I can do so many different things with them because they are intelligent and they know how to win games with the same relentlessness that I demand.”
Leicester’s Lydia Bedford: “From a personal perspective, I’ll own what happened on the pitch today. We asked the players to play a really brave style of football and we were 3-0 down after seven minutes, so there’s probably a reflection piece for me to go away and have a lot at there, which is really important for us with Arsenal and Man City coming up next. If you get the press right and you get pressure on the ball in those high areas, it can be effective, but we’re talking about top-class opponents today; one mistake suddenly gets them in behind and creates that opportunity.”
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