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Kerr: People ask me what my favourite goals are like

Sam Kerr netted a double in our 4-0 victory against Everton on Sunday and the Australian praised the team’s ability to press the ball high, which ultimately resulted in her first goal of the new campaign.

The No.20, who was making her first start of the season, scored a second with 20 minutes remaining as Kerr rose highest to head home a cross from Guro Reiten.

Kerr’s opening goal came as she intercepted a wayward pass from Everton defender Megan Finnigan before slotting the ball into an empty net.

After being asked if she will ever score an easier goal, Kerr said: ‘Probably not! People always ask me what my favourite goals are, and they are the ones that you don’t have to do anything!

‘It came off a good press from the team. We pressed to win the ball high up and we got a goal like that.’

After a 3-2 defeat to Arsenal on the opening day of the season, Chelsea certainly responded in the perfect way at Kingsmeadow and Kerr admits the squad were eager to respond in a positive way against the Toffees.

She added: ‘I thought it was a good way to bounce back, getting the clean sheet and having a good performance like we did.

‘After last week, everyone had a bit of a chip on their shoulder and wanted to bounce back. We did that and it was a professional performance.

‘We were definitely better as a team defensively. Clean sheets are what we pride ourselves on and I’m sure the backline is a lot happier than last week.

‘We feel like we’ve bounced back well. Four goals and a clean sheet, we couldn’t have had a better day.’

Kerr, along with many of her club team-mates, will now join up with their national teams ahead of the upcoming international break. On their return, Chelsea face a league trip to Manchester United on Sunday 26 September.

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