Millie Bright has warned her Chelsea Women team-mates against complacency as the squad gear up for a huge week ahead of the international break.
The Blues have won nine games on the spin since Christmas, including Monday’s 1-0 victory over Liverpool in the Women’s FA Cup, which set up a quarter-final meeting with Everton in March.
Before then Bright and co. travel to Women’s Super League leaders Manchester City on Sunday, before facing off against Arsenal for the first piece of silverware of the season in the Continental Tyres Cup on February 29.
Bright – who will join England for the SheBelieves Cup after the Continental Tyres Cup final - is full of confidence ahead of the next two games but knows the Blues are only as good as their next game, despite the impressive run of wins and unbeaten record this season.
‘We never expect to win, but we are confident and want to keep the momentum,’ said the England international.
‘But you never know what to expect in football and a lot can happen and change week in, week out but as long as we are training hard we have the momentum in our favour and I can’t see a reason why we can’t go on and win everything.
‘We also want to remain unbeaten, that is an aim, and so far so good.
‘It is a big game [versus Manchester City] but our mentality all season has been every game is a final and that is the mentality we will have again.
‘The season has shown if you drop points you will be relying on others to get results for you and that is not a position we want to be in, we want to rely on ourselves to go and win the league and winning puts us in the position to do that.’
The Blues have been scoring goals for fun this season but in recent matches it has been Bright and her defensive colleagues who have impressed, with five successive clean sheets in games which have included two 1-0 wins.
For Bright it is about winning any way you can and that was the verdict after Monday’s narrow win over Liverpool.
‘It was all about getting the win and we are finding a way to win games,’ she added.
‘Sometimes football isn’t always pretty but we are getting the wins and the clean sheets and it’s on to the next one.
‘Finding a way is something we will have to do more often, we are an attacking team and have been scoring a lot of goals so it is no surprise teams are defending the way they are and it is up to us to find the next level and break teams down.
‘It’s true there are a lot of fixtures right now but it’s good and allows us to keep the momentum with more wins and good performances.’
Chelsea will be running a subsidised supporter’s coach on Sunday for our top of the table clash against Manchester City.