Fran Kirby and Sam Kerr every scored twice as Chelsea produced a first-half blitz en path to thrashing Servette 7-0 in Geneva of their third Ladies’s Champions League group match.
Following the 1-0 Ladies’s Tremendous League win at Aston Villa on Saturday, boss Emma Hayes had stated within the build-up to this contest that she needed Chelsea to be “extra relentless after the primary aim”.
She subsequently noticed her crew, final season’s Champions League runners-up, ship in emphatic trend, with Melanie Leupolz’s eighth-minute strike to open the scoring being added to 5 occasions within the first half.
Three of these got here in a flurry between the sixteenth and twentieth minutes, beginning with Kirby, who had hit the bar at 0-0, firing previous Ines Pereira having been teed up by Kerr.
Two minutes later Kerr received on the scoresheet herself with a close-range end from Leupolz’s cut-back, and the Australian then swiftly netted once more for 4-0, prodding in following a lofted ball from Kirby.
There was solely transient respite for Servette – Champions League debutants final season and overwhelmed 3-0 by Juventus and 5-0 by Wolfsburg of their opening two video games of this marketing campaign – earlier than the guests scored one other, with Kirby dinking in quantity 5 within the twenty sixth minute.
Jessie Fleming then struck previous Pereira from a decent angle to make it 6-0 with seven minutes of regular time to go earlier than the break.
5 minutes into the second half the benefit was prolonged additional as Kerr despatched the ball throughout the field, Kirby left it and Guro Reiten side-footed in.
Whereas additional objectives seemed greater than probably at that time, the closest Chelsea received to an eighth was Drew Spence rattling the bar with a shot within the sixty fourth minute, shortly earlier than Hayes introduced on Maren Mjelde for her long-awaited return to motion after harm.
Chelsea now have seven factors from three Group A video games, having beforehand drawn 3-3 with Wolfsburg after which received 2-1 at Juventus. Their subsequent match within the pool is in opposition to Servette at Kingsmeadow every week on Thursday.
Chelsea now go to Manchester Metropolis within the WSL on Saturday November 14 at 3pm, earlier than internet hosting Servette on Thursday night at 8pm within the Champions League.