Chelsea FC Women have returned to winning ways in the FA Women’s Super League with a narrow 1-0 victory over Liverpool Women at Kingsmeadow.
Defender Magda Eriksson netted the only goal of the match in the first half as Emma Hayes’ side grabbed a rare win.
Chelsea went out on the attack from the off an visiting keeper Fran Kitching was called into action to save early efforts from both Sophie Ingle and Ji So-Yun.
Liverpool defender Sophie Bradley-Auckland then did well to block a Drew Spence shot on the line before The Blues took the lead when Eriksson acrobatically fired in following a corner kick.
Chelsea were unlucky not to double their lead before the break when Kitching spilt a Fran Kirby effort before smothering the ball to prevent Beth England from scoring.
Liverpool had a rare chance to get back in the match early in the second period but Jess Clarke was unable to really trouble home keeper Carly Telford.
Hayes’ Chelsea had chances themselves to add to their 1-0 lead but were guilty of some wayward finishing with Ji, Eriksson and England all failing to get their respective efforts on target.
In the end, the South West Londoners had to be content with a 1-0 win and there will have been no grumbles from inside Kingsmeadow given the club’s previous poor form.