Lauren James' impressive strike against Brighton has been chosen by supporters as Chelsea's Goal of the month for January.

The first goal in the Blues' 3-0 victory over Brighton, in-form James produced a special piece of technique to open the scoring.

Meeting an inviting cross from Niamh Charles, James volleyed the ball towards goal giving the Brighton shot-stopper no chance - a truly fantastic finish to set the Blues in motion in the WSL fixture.

Her goal was the choice of Chelsea supporters casting their votes on the club's official app and website, taking 43 per cent of the vote.

In second place, with 26 per cent, was Cole Palmer's finish against Middlesbrough, tapping home Conor Gallagher's pass during our 6-1 victory - securing our place in the Carabao Cup final.

Elsewhere, Raheem Sterling's free-kick against Preston was voted third best with 21 per cent of the tally, with the winger smashing the ball into the top corner during the FA Cup tie.