Chelsea FC Women have recorded a third consecutive goalless draw in the FA Women’s Super League, this time failing to beat Everton Ladies at the Merseyrail Community Stadium in Southport.
The Blues were held at home to Manchester City Women on the opening day of the season while they also failed to score at Bristol City Women in midweek. They completed the unwanted trio on Merseyside this afternoon as the unexpected goal drought continued.
Chelsea were denied a penalty kick early on when it looked like Gabby George had fouled Adelina Engman before Jonna Andersson’s free-kick was pushed to safety by home keeper Kirstie Levell.
Top scorer Drew Spence had two chances to increase her personal goal tally for the new campaign but was also unable to find a way past Level as the half ended goalless.
Chelsea fans’ hearts were in mouths at the start of the second half when Blues keeper Carly Telford spilt Inessa Kaagman’s effort but the England international recovered to the claw the ball to safety. The keeper’s work was not done as moments later, Simone Magill fired in an effort on goal which was superbly saved by Telford.
Both keepers remained busy with Levell getting down low to deny Andersson before Telford pulled off a great save to keep Kaagman’s free-kick out of the net.
Emma Hayes’ side piled on the pressure late on but were guilty of some poor finishing. First, a Spence effort crashed off the crossbar before Millie Bright and Fran Kirby (twice) both put chances wide of the target in the dying moments of the match.
Chelsea are back in action on Wednesday when they face Bosnian outfit SFK 2000 Sarajevo in the second leg of their UEFA Women’s Champions League last 32 tie.