Emma Hayes had requested her Chelsea gamers to be ‘extra relentless’ forward of their Champions League conflict with Servette. Seven targets, 5 completely different scorers – mission achieved.
The Blues’ opening two group video games had seen shut encounters with Wolfsburg and Juventus. They wanted an harm time aim to say a degree towards the Germans and edged a 2-1 win in Turin final month.
However this proved to be a bloodbath of a workforce who had been vastly inferior. The Swiss champions nonetheless prepare part-time and a scoreline like this was virtually inevitable.
Chelsea dominated their Champions League Group A sport towards Swiss facet Servette
German Melanie Leupolz opened the scoring simply eight minutes in from the sting of the world
Fran Kirby (above) celebrates scoring Chelsea’s second of the sport 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 have been for Servette had Pernille Tougher been out there.
‘It wasn’t straightforward, they (the gamers) labored their socks off within the first half,’ stated Hayes.
‘I stated to my assistants that had been within the gantry, pitch-side you don’t have any thought how fast that was. The element on the passes, the motion, the finishes, the execution of each motion – it might have been 7-0 at half-time, we missed probabilities.
‘Credit score to the gamers. They determined they wished to go up a stage. My job is simply to place the problem there to them and I believed we had been excellent.’
The Australian (centre) adopted up her help by scoring a brace inside two minutes
The Chelsea ahead scored her double after Kirby returned the favour with an help
The England ahead additionally bagged a double after being left unmarked within the field
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, Brilliant, 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
Objectives: Leupolz 8, Kirby, 16, 26, Kerr 18, 20, Fleming 38, Reiten 49
Supervisor: Emma Hayes
Fran Kirby ought to have opened the scoring as early because the third minute however might solely fireplace a close-range shot straight at Servette goalkeeper Ines Pereira, earlier than hitting the bar with the re-bound.
However the impasse was damaged 5 minutes later. Millie Brilliant picked out Melanie Leupolz on the right-hand facet of the field and the midfielder took one contact inside earlier than firing a left-footed shot into the far nook.
Servette might barely get a contact on the ball and rapidly discovered themselves 2-0 down. Drew Spence performed the ball into Sam Kerr, whose first-time flick discovered Kirby, who wouldn’t be denied a second time as she squeezed the ball previous Pereira.
Any hopes of an unlikely comeback had been dashed when Kerr fired in two targets in two minutes. The primary noticed Chelsea flip defence into assault earlier than Guro Reiten’s cross discovered Leupolz on the back-post, with the midfielder placing the ball on a plate for the Australian to tap-in.
Kerr’s second got here when Kirby’s floated move picked her out on the sting of the field, with the striker chesting the ball down earlier than poking it past Pereira.
Fleming added a sixth earlier than half-time with the ahead ending from a good angle after being performed via by Kirby.
Chelsea wanted simply 4 minutes of the second half to make it 7-0. Spence’s move discovered Kerr on the correct and the striker laid it throughout to Reiten to complete on the back-post.
Kerr might have had her hat-trick shortly earlier than after racing onto Erin Cuthbert’s via ball, however her chip over Pereira bounced simply large. However the Australian was happy together with her and her workforce’s efficiency.
‘It’s a particular evening, that is my first time coming right here. It’s an evening most of us received’t neglect for a lot of causes.
‘As a striker it’s all the time good to attain, particularly on a Champions League evening. It was an actual workforce effort, that was a delightful factor for me to be part of. We will get on the airplane and there’s solely positives to take from it.’
Spence hit the bar from shut vary simply previous the hour mark however substitutions decreased the tempo of the sport as Servette managed to stabilise within the remaining 25 minutes.
Hayes will little question have frustrations her facet didn’t rating extra within the second half however seven targets and a clear sheet greater than answered her calls for for ruthlessness. The Blues host Servette once more on November 18 in what could possibly be one other heavy scoreline.
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