Chelsea have returned to winning ways in the FA Women’s Super League by thumping Bristol City 4-0 at Stoke Gifford Stadium this afternoon.
Norwegian international Guro Reiten played a starring role for The Blues, scoring a brace while there were also goals for Ji So-Yun and Sophie Ingle in what was a comprehensive performance from Emma Hayes’ side.
Chelsea took the lead after just four minutes when Jonna Andersson closed down a Meaghan Sergeant clearance and Reiten fired the ball home.
It was soon 2-0 to Hayes’ side. Erin Cuthbert crossed the ball across goal and Reiten was in the right place, at the right time to volley the ball home.
Cuthbert then forced a fine save from home keeper Sophie Baggaley before Ji struck a third, tricking Baggaley and finding the corner inside the near post.
Fran Kirby was unlucky to to make it four before the break when her effort was superbly kept out by the Bristol City keeper.
Beth England saw a shot blocked by Baggaley early in the second half before the keeper was again in top form to deny Maria Thorisdottir.
There was only one team likely to score the game’s next goal and that was Chelsea. The Blues got their reward 12 minutes from time when Cuthbert cut the ball back to Ingle to net from close range and complete the scoring.
Chelsea return to action in a fortnight’s time when Arsenal are the visitors to Kingsmeadow for a huge game in the FA Women’s Super League.