Emma Hayes had requested her Chelsea avid gamers to be ‘further relentless’ ahead of their Champions League battle with Servette. Seven targets, 5 fully totally different scorers – mission achieved.
The Blues’ opening two group video video games had seen shut encounters with Wolfsburg and Juventus. They wished an hurt time purpose to say a level in direction of the Germans and edged a 2-1 win in Turin last month.
Nevertheless this proved to be a massacre of a workforce who had been vastly inferior. The Swiss champions nonetheless put together part-time and a scoreline like this was nearly inevitable.
Chelsea dominated their Champions League Group A sport in direction of Swiss side Servette
German Melanie Leupolz opened the scoring merely eight minutes in from the sting of the world
Fran Kirby (above) celebrates scoring Chelsea’s second of the game from Sam Kerr’s flick
Chelsea had been 5-0 up and out of sight inside 25 minutes. You dread to suppose how worse it might need been for Servette had Pernille Harder been on the market.
‘It wasn’t simple, they (the avid gamers) labored their socks off inside the first half,’ said Hayes.
‘I said to my assistants that had been inside the gantry, pitch-side you don’t have any thought how briskly that was. The factor on the passes, the movement, the finishes, the execution of every movement – it might need been 7-0 at half-time, we missed possibilities.
‘Credit score rating to the avid gamers. They decided they wished to go up a stage. My job is just to put the issue there to them and I believed we had been wonderful.’
The Australian (centre) adopted up her assist by scoring a brace inside two minutes
The Chelsea forward scored her double after Kirby returned the favour with an assist
The England forward moreover bagged a double after being left unmarked inside the discipline
Servette (4-2-3-1): Pereira, Soulard, Spalti, Hurni, Fleury (Maendly 45), Tufo, Lagonia (Redondo 71) Tamplin, Nakkach (Bourma 71), Padilla-Bidas, Boho (Grivaz 89)
Subs not used: Droz, Felber
Supervisor: Eric Severac
Chelsea (3-4-3): Musovic, Sensible, Carter (Mjelde 66), Eriksson (Andersson 57), Reiten (Fox), Spence, Leupolz, Cuthbert (Charles 57), Fleming, Kirby, Kerr (England 66)
Subs not used: Telford, Berger, James, Ji, Ingle
Aims: Leupolz 8, Kirby, 16, 26, Kerr 18, 20, Fleming 38, Reiten 49
Supervisor: Emma Hayes
Fran Kirby must have opened the scoring as early as a result of the third minute nonetheless would possibly solely hearth a close-range shot straight at Servette goalkeeper Ines Pereira, sooner than hitting the bar with the re-bound.
Nevertheless the deadlock was broken 5 minutes later. Millie Sensible picked out Melanie Leupolz on the right-hand side of the sector and the midfielder took one contact inside sooner than firing a left-footed shot into the far nook.
Servette would possibly barely get a contact on the ball and quickly found themselves 2-0 down. Drew Spence carried out the ball into Sam Kerr, whose first-time flick found Kirby, who wouldn’t be denied a second time as she squeezed the ball earlier Pereira.
Any hopes of an unlikely comeback had been dashed when Kerr fired in two targets in two minutes. The first seen Chelsea flip defence into assault sooner than Guro Reiten’s cross found Leupolz on the back-post, with the midfielder putting the ball on a plate for the Australian to tap-in.
Kerr’s second received right here when Kirby’s floated transfer picked her out on the sting of the sector, with the striker chesting the ball down sooner than poking it previous Pereira.
Fleming added a sixth sooner than half-time with the forward ending from angle after being carried out through by Kirby.
Chelsea wished merely 4 minutes of the second half to make it 7-0. Spence’s transfer found Kerr on the proper and the striker laid it all through to Reiten to finish on the back-post.
Kerr might need had her hat-trick shortly sooner than after racing onto Erin Cuthbert’s through ball, nonetheless her chip over Pereira bounced merely massive. Nevertheless the Australian was completely happy collectively together with her and her workforce’s effectivity.
‘It’s a specific night, that’s my first time coming proper right here. It’s a night most of us acquired’t neglect for lots of causes.
‘As a striker it’s on a regular basis good to achieve, notably on a Champions League night. It was an precise workforce effort, that was a pleasant issue for me to be a part of. We’ll get on the airplane and there’s solely positives to take from it.’
Spence hit the bar from shut fluctuate merely earlier the hour mark nonetheless substitutions decreased the tempo of the game as Servette managed to stabilise inside the remaining 25 minutes.
Hayes will little query have frustrations her side didn’t ranking further inside the second half nonetheless seven targets and a transparent sheet larger than answered her requires for ruthlessness. The Blues host Servette as soon as extra on November 18 in what might probably be one different heavy scoreline.
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