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Meet the scorers

Chelsea Women take centre stage this weekend when we host Arsenal at Kingsmeadow in a tasty fixture on Sunday.

Emma Hayes’ side are three points behind the current league leaders going into the game and will be looking to bridge that gap with victory.

Despite it still being the early stages of the campaign, we’ve already seen 11 different players find the back of the net for the Blues.

Here, we list those players on target so far with a little fact you might not know about each individual…


Drew Spence - six goals
Spence made her 150th appearance for Chelsea against Brighton last time out and is our current top scorer. She progressed through our centre of excellence to become an established key player.
 

Drew Spence

Fran Kirby – five goals
Our England international striker has been nominated for the Ballon d’Or and was also the winner of the inaugural Football Writers’ Women’s Footballer of the Year, following a superb season for club and country last term.


Beth England – four goals
England is back with the Blues following a productive loan spell at Liverpool last season. Hailing from Barnsley, the versatile attacker already has four goals to her name.


Ramona Bachmann – two goals

Bachmann has been a Chelsea supporter since birth and bagged a brace as Emma Hayes’ side beat Sunday’s opponents Arsenal 3-1 in the FA Cup final last season.


Erin Cuthbert – two goals
Not only is the Scottish international scoring goals for Chelsea, she’s also studying for a degree in business at the Open University on the side.
 

Erin Cuthbert

Adelina Engman – two goals
Finnish forward Adelina Engman twice won the league title in her homeland with Aland United and boasted a scoring rate of more than one goal per game. She joined the Blues earlier this summer from Kopparbergs/Goteborg.
 

Adelina Engman

Hannah Blundell – one goal
Hannah Blundell had the choice of football or athletics when she was younger. She decided to pursue a career in football and it led her to Chelsea.


Millie Bright – one goal
Bright, who grew up in Sheffield, admits her first love was always horses and she was a keen rider in her younger days.


Ji So-Yun – one goal
Did you know that Ji's move to Chelsea made her the first female Asian player to play professionally in England?


Maren Mjelde – one goal
Football runs in the blood. Mjelde’s brother, Erik, is also a professional and plays for Sandefjord in Norway’s top division.
 

Maren Mjelde

Maria Thorisdottir - one
Our other Norwegian international is also a keen handball enthusiast and used to play the sport alongside her football commitments back in her homeland.

 

Chelsea Women v Arsenal Women at Kingsmeadow kicks-off at 2pm on Sunday. 

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