Chelsea Women’s Jelena Cankovic says her aim is to make history by winning every trophy going this season after her Player of the Match performance helped the Blues book our place in the Women’s FA Cup quarter-finals with victory over Arsenal.

The Serbian international was named in Emma Hayes’ starting line-up to face Arsenal at Kingsmeadow in Sunday’s FA Cup tie and Jelena Cankovic didn’t disappoint, earning praise from the manager after producing one of her best performances in a Chelsea shirt so far, having joined the club at the start of this season.

Cankovic was named Player of the Match for her performance, having set up Sam Kerr for our second goal of a 2-0 win with a perfectly timed through-ball in the second half, the same combination which produced the dramatic late equaliser in the Women’s Super League game against the Gunners at the Emirates Stadium last month.

‘First of all, for me it’s important that the team wins and I’m really happy that I could contribute to the win,’ said Cankovic. ‘But the most important thing is that we won this big game and that’s what my focus is on. I’m just happy that I could also contribute to the win.

‘It’s always hard coming in after the international break with just two days to prepare. It’s not really optimal but we can do it. Obviously we won and that’s what it’s all about.’

The 27-year-old came to Chelsea last summer from Rosengard, where she was a Swedish league and cup champion. She is now hoping to replicate that success, and more, with the Blues.

Our chances of silverware this season were given a further boost on Sunday when we booked our place in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup, ahead of facing Arsenal again in the final of the Continental League Cup this weekend and then Lyon in the Women’s Champions League last eight, while sitting one point off the top of the WSL table with a game in hand.

After this latest step towards a trophy as we look to retain the FA Cup for the third year running, Cankovic makes it clear she wants to win it all with Chelsea.

‘It was a big game and it really feels great to win games like that and to progress into the next round,’ she explained. ‘That’s our goal, to win every competition we play in, so I’m really happy to be able to go to the next round of the FA Cup and I’m really happy with the team performance.

‘We want to win every competition we play in, that’s our goal, so hopefully we can make it four out of four this season.’

The playmaker also discussed the performance of another Blue in Sunday’s win over Arsenal, after goalkeeper Ann-Katrin Berger made several stops to deny the Gunners and keep Chelsea on course for the quarter-finals, especially during a tricky spell just before half-time as we fought to maintain a narrow one-goal lead until the break.

‘Obviously everybody had a good performance,’ added Cankovic. ‘But she made some amazing saves and it really gives us confidence when she does these really good saves. I think she did really good and it really helps us to bring up the confidence in the team.’

That growing confidence, with Chelsea on a run of five consecutive wins and unbeaten in all competitions since the opening day of the season back in September, will no doubt stand Cankovic and her fellow Blues in good stead as they attempt to make it back-to-back victories over Arsenal and lift the first of four possible trophies at Selhurst Park on Sunday.