Chelsea 8-0 Vllaznia: Sam Kerr scores 4 targets as Chelsea lead the group

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Sam Kerr and Pernille Tougher scored a mixed 44 targets in all competitions for Chelsea final season

Sam Kerr scored 4 targets as Chelsea recorded an emphatic victory over Albanian guests Vllaznia to increase their lead on the high of their Girls’s Champions League group.

Kerr opened the scoring after simply 10 minutes and was then arrange thrice by midfielder Guro Reiten, whereas teammate Pernille Tougher netted a hat-trick.

Norway’s Reiten, making her a hundredth look for Chelsea, additionally lined up Tougher for a fourth help, whereas Katerina Svitkova scored her first objective for the membership.

The win gave Chelsea a two-point lead on the high of Group A over Actual Madrid, who drew 0-0 with Paris St-Germain within the earlier sport.

Chelsea, runners-up in 2020-21, didn’t make it out of the group levels in a disappointing marketing campaign final time period however have made a robust begin on this yr’s competitors.

They backed up their spectacular win over Paris St-Germain final week with a snug win at Kingsmeadow, towards opponents cheered on by 420 followers touring as a part of Vllaznia’s official supporters’ allowance.

“It was all the time going to be vital to observe final week’s lead to Paris. We did that very convincingly,” mentioned Chelsea chief government Paul Inexperienced.

“It places us in place within the group, however there’s nonetheless an extended method to go because it’s solely week two. There’s nonetheless numerous work to do to verify we get to the ultimate levels.

“Nonetheless, now we have made begin.”

The Albanian followers – regardless of being outnumbered within the whole crowd of three,022 – have been in a formidable voice as they supported their staff, collaborating within the group levels of the Girls’s Champions League for the primary time.

They chanted all through, applauding Chelsea’s missed possibilities and waving flags earlier than launching a flare onto the pitch and inflicting a short stoppage of play late on.

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Vllaznia was supported by over 400 followers at Kingsmeadow

Nonetheless, it was Chelsea who dominated on the pitch, with Kerr and Tougher in medical kind and Reiten closely concerned within the creation.

Substitute Svitkova joined the motion when she scored her first objective for Chelsea since signing from West Ham in the summertime.

It was Chelsea’s third sport in per week and so they have made seven modifications since successful the Girls’s Tremendous League towards Brighton on Sunday.

Kerr managed to get off after scoring 4 targets in simply over an hour, whereas England worldwide Fran Kirby made a welcome return to the bench after recovering from sickness.

Chelsea host Aston Villa of their subsequent Girls’s Tremendous League sport on Sunday and host Actual Madrid of their subsequent Champions League match on November 23.

Kerr has enjoyable over targets

Kerr was the WSL’s high scorer final season with 20 targets for Chelsea – however earlier than this sport she has scored only one objective in 5 video games below her belt this season.

She regarded keen to extend her rating towards the lowest-ranked staff within the group and she or he was fast to open her account, sending the ball coolly over the goalkeeper after Tougher’s incisive move .

Reiten was the supplier for Kerr’s subsequent three targets, though the hat-trick was initially awarded to captain Magdalena Eriksson after a nook kick.

Kerr, who clearly made head contact, smiled as he tried to right the referee however saved his acquainted backflip celebration for his fourth objective.

She additionally had a objective disallowed within the first half – once more arrange by Reiten – and basic supervisor Inexperienced will hope that offers her the arrogance so as to add to her tally within the WSL.

“Sam is a born goalscorer. She’s received the Golden Boot for the previous few years. We had no doubts she would rating targets this season,” Inexperienced mentioned.

“Scoring 4 targets tonight will give her confidence and hopefully she might be on the scoresheet once more this weekend. We weren’t fearful about that in any respect.

“She is unquestionably among the best strikers on this planet. She is essential to us and has confirmed that over the time she has been with us.”

Former Netherlands striker Marco van Basten was the primary man to attain 4 targets in a Champions League group sport 30 years in the past, however Kerr has now change into the primary lady to take action.

Alignments

Chelsea Girls

Coaching 4-3-3

  • 1Musovic
  • 15PerissetBooked at 21 minutes
  • 26Buchanan
  • 16Eriksson
  • 21CharlesChanged byCarterat 63′minutesBooked at 73 minutes
  • 17FlemishChanged byKirbyat 74′minutes
  • 5English
  • 23Stronger
  • 19Rytting KanerydChanged bySvitkovaat 63′minutes
  • 20KerrChanged byEnglandat 64′minutes
  • 11repeatChanged byabdullinaat 74′minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Nouwen
  • 4Vibrant
  • sevenCarter
  • 9England
  • tenjames
  • 13Svitkova
  • 14Kirby
  • 22Cuthbert
  • 27abdullina
  • 30Shepherd
  • 32Orman

Villaznia Femra

Coaching 5-4-1

  • 33Williams MosierChanged byRexhepiat 76′minutes
  • 30PopovicChanged byRamadanat 45′minutes
  • 26Knox
  • 14France
  • 6Maliqi
  • 16gjini
  • 9pattersonChanged byShalaat 76′minutes
  • 15Berisha
  • 8Cavanaugh
  • 11Doci
  • 31BaskaChanged byLufoat 45′minutesChanged bydavidsonat 83′minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Raxhimi
  • 2Vuksani
  • 4davidson
  • sevenShala
  • tenRamadan
  • 12Rexhepi
  • 17Lufo
  • 18Borci
  • 19Gjergji
  • 21Kodra
  • 24Saranovic

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