Chelsea FC Women came from behind to beat struggling Bristol City 6-1 in the FA Women’s Super League at Kingsmeadow this afternoon.
Ebony Salmon fired the visitors into an early lead but The Blues fought back to win the match in style.
Emma Hayes’ side were unlucky not to be ahead inside five minutes when Ji So-Yun’s half-volley was cleared off the line before Bristol City took a surprise lead when Salmon capitalised on some slack Chelsea play to score.
Chelsea were soon level when Sophie Ingle put a cross into the box and Beth England headed home from close range.
A crazy five-minute spell before half-time saw Chelsea take a 4-1 lead into the break. First, Hannah Blundell saw an effort take a deflection before the ball nestled in the back of the net. Jess Carter then struck a rare goal before Ji curled in a fourth from distance.
The South Korean international added her second goal and Chelsea’s fifth shortly after half-time when she diverted a Guro Reiten cross into the net before Blundell saw a strike cannon off the post.
The Blues pushed for a sixth goal and visiting keeper Sophie Baggaley pulled off a stunning save at point blank range to deny England before Jasmine Matthews cleared a Sam Kerr effort off the line.
Chelsea did get their sixth goal when England headed home her second goal of the game to wrap up a comprehensive victory.
Hayes’ side are back in action on Wednesday evening when Aston Villa are the visitors to Kingsmeadow in the FA Women’s Continental League Cup quarter-finals.