Bethany England and Millie Bright played a big part in Chelsea Women’s resounding six-goal win over Birmingham City Women in the Barclays Women’s Super League on Sunday and the duo were delighted with the performance and result.
Sunday’s win means the Blues remain unbeaten so far this campaign having won six and drawn one in the league and currently occupy top spot in the WSL, one point clear of nearest rivals Manchester City and Arsenal, who are both on 18 points.Bright netted her first goal of the season and our second of the day when she made a determined run forward from defence and after a fine pass by Guro Reiten she confidentially fired home. The central defender then set-up our third goal of the game and England’s first, which came right on the stroke of half-time.It had been a long time coming for Bright to get herself on the scoresheet having gone painfully close on a few occasions already this campaign, and the defender was delighted to get a goal in our biggest victory of the season so far.‘Obviously everybody likes to get forward and that’s something I’ve got in my locker.’ Bright said. ‘I’ve been dying to get a goal, I’ve had opportunities in previous games so was thankful I got the goal.‘It’s just part of our game now, it’s just about developing and creating chances in different ways. I’m obviously delighted, happy to get the goal and get the win.’
England added two goals to her season’s tally on Sunday which brings the Chelsea forward up to nine goals in all competitions thus far.Ji So-Yun got us underway with a sublime free-kick from the edge of the area after just two minutes of play and England believes the early goal set the standard for the afternoon.‘Ji’s early goal was really good for us and it got us tempo, we were pressing quite high from the front and it set our standard for the game and we continued to dominate from there on.’England scored the third when she brought down Bright’s pin-point cross-field pass to blast a left-footed strike beyond Hannah Hampton in goal. She then rounded off the scoring with under half-an-hour remaining by latching onto a through-ball from Maren Mjelde to dispatch confidently into the far corner.The 25-year-old forward, who was awarded the Barclays Women’s Super League Player of the Match, took plenty of positives out of an impressive day’s work in the Midlands.
She added: ‘We look at our team and we’ve got goal scorers across the pitch from back to front as we showed and it’s important that it’s not just the same person scoring.‘We know there are so many people that can put the ball in the back of the net and I’m just so proud of the girls. We had a great performance, we got a clean sheet first and foremost and we’re top of the league which is the main thing.’Chelsea travel north to face fourth-place Everton this Sunday before hosting Manchester City at Kingsmeadow on 1 December. The top-of-the-table clash is expected to be a sell-out and tickets are selling fast, so make sure you purchase your ticket now to ensure there is no disappointment on the day. Tickets are priced at £1 for juniors (under 20) and seniors (over 65) and adults are £9.Click here to buy your tickets