Chelsea Ladies forward Fran Kirby is pleased to finally be part of a winning team in the SSE Women’s FA Cup final.

The Blues’ top scorer was cup-tied when her side defeated Notts County Ladies three years ago while she was part of the team which lost 1-0 to Arsenal Women in 2016.

Speaking to the Chelsea Presser after scoring in her side’s 3-1 victory over Arsenal in this year’s event, Kirby said that she was delighted to be part of a winning side.

“It’s an amazing feeling for me, especially after losing the last final which I played in” said the striker.

“We had a lot of confidence coming into the game and wanted to play our game and not think too much about the occasion.

“We’ve been so consistent and we knew what we had to do and that we have quality players on the ball who can create something out of nothing.

Kirby had to take a back seat role when Chelsea last lifted the SSE Women’s FA Cup in 2015 but was happy to go and lift the trophy this time around.

“It was really special” Kirby added. “Last time the girls did it I wasn’t even in the squad as I was cup-tied so that was quite hard for me.

“To be able to do it with this group of players was absolutely amazing.”

The focus now shifts back to the FA Women’s Super League 1 where Chelsea have a real battle with Manchester City Women and Kirby is ready to help her side put pressure on the new league leaders.

The player added “We are in a great position chasing Man City and after a dominant performance today we need to take that into Birmingham on Wednesday.

“There won’t be too much partying tonight. hopefully we can take this into Wednesday and get another win.”

Chelsea’s fixture against Birmingham City Ladies on Wednesday evening will take place at Kingsmeadow and will kick-off at 7pm.

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