Fresh from claiming the Women’s Super League all-time appearance record, Chelsea midfielder Sophie Ingle reflects on the momentum built during an intense fixture schedule and the visit of Leicester City to Kingsmeadow.

Ingle has enjoyed two successful outings at Stamford Bridge this week. It was against Liverpool that she became the record appearance-maker in the WSL, and she then found the net in our midweek win over Paris FC in the UEFA Women’s Champions League.

Further milestones are on the horizon for the Wales captain, who is three games shy of 200 career appearances for Chelsea. However, her modesty and professionalism ensure she puts the achievements of the team ahead of any personal recognition.

‘We’re flying at the moment, which is really good. We have a lot of international breaks towards the end of the calendar year, which can be tough, as you play a few games, then you’re off with your national team, then back for another few games, then off again.

‘It’s the same process for those three months, but I think we’ve done really well, particularly to start well after each international break.’

Leicester are the visitors to Kingsmeadow this afternoon, and we will be looking to go into the forthcoming international break on a high. But Ingle is aware of the challenge that awaits and the threats the Foxes have in their ranks.

‘They’ve started the season really well, they’re mid-table and full credit to them because they’ve got some really good results under their belt already. Even the games they haven’t won have been really close and they’ve always been it.

'They’ve signed some good players this year. They’re improving their game all over the pitch and they’re trying to have more of a possession-based game. I know Willie Kirk from when I worked with him before, and he’s really big on that.

'You can see the way they’re playing, they’re linking up and they’re not playing route-one football, they’re looking for passes into spaces that teams leave open.’

You can read the full interview with Sophie in the matchday programme, so be sure to pick up your copy at Kingsmeadow on Sunday.