Chelsea Women manager Emma Hayes has been nominated for the Barclays FA Women’s Super League Manager of the Month award for a second consecutive time. Fans can cast their vote to help her win.
It has been a good start to the season for the Blues who are yet to be defeated, currently sitting top of the league table.
Upon the players' return from the international pause at the beginning of October, the Blues hosted reigning champions Arsenal at Kingsmeadow. Hayes’ side made a huge statement when we triumphed 2-1 against the Gunners after a dominant display at our KT1 home.
Although our visitors opened the scoring when Danielle van de Donk’s rifled effort beat Ann-Katrin Berger, our hard work paid off in the second half.
Bethany England levelled the scoring with a tidy shot and Maria Thorisdottir slammed a rocket into the top corner to secure the three crucial points.
The Blues then travelled to Championship side Crystal Palace in the Continental Cup and came away with a comfortable 3-0 win. England notched two goals in the second half and Drew Spence followed with the third goal.
Last Sunday Chelsea made the journey across London to face West Ham in the WSL and Hayes’ side came back from a goal behind to win 3-1.
The Blues responded to the deficit with two quick-fire goals in the second half to seal our victory. Sophie Ingle scored our first goal when she calmly slotted past the Hammers goalkeeper and then Ji So-Yun struck spectacularly from range into the top corner. Spence, who came on as a substitute, added to the scoreline in stoppage time when she poked home her effort.
Other manager nominees are: Joe Montemurro (Arsenal) and Casey Stoney (Manchester United).
The award is decided by a combination of votes from a panel and fans, and you can vote for Hayes here.
Voting closes at 12 noon on Monday 4 November.
The Blues return to Kingsmeadow on Sunday 17 November where we host Manchester United for the first time ever, with a 2pm kick-off.
Tickets for the encounter are priced at £9 for adults and £1 for junior (ages under 20) and senior fans (aged 65 or over).