Chelsea have beaten the London City Lionesses’s 5-0 this morning at Kingsmeadow. A brace from Drew Spence and goals from Jess Carter Niamh Charles and Melanie Leupolz capped off a comfortable morning for Emma Haye’s side.to advance into the next round of the Fa Cup
The Lionesses had lost a few games in the run up to this match, so it was already a challenge facing a Chelsea side with two FA Cups.
Chelsea beat the London City Lionesses in the first half
Hannah Blundell’s effort off the bar nearly got Chelsea up and running. The debutant Aggie Beever-Jones also struck the crossbar twice in a frantic opening for Chelsea.
Twenty-four minutes in, Blundell and Niamh Charles combined for the first goal for Chelsea. Charles opened the scoring,when she latched onto a ball from Blundell and slotted past the keeper. A beatiuful blend of skill and excellent footwork gave Chelsea a deserved lead.
Chelsea would soon have a second when Charles whipped in a corner for Jess Carter to smash a side-footed volley past the keeper to score her first goal of the season.
It would be three minutes later when Melanie Leupolz’s 35-yard effort left the London City Lionesess keeper with no chance.
The game was over at as a contest before half-time
Second half Chelsea ease into the next round
As the second half started the Lionesses entered it with little hope of coming back into it. Hayes moved players around which worked in her favor. Bethany England and Jessie Fleming replaced youngsters Beever-Jones and Charlotte Wardlaw. England nearly got herself on the scoresheet five minutes later.
Drew Spence made it 4-0 soon after. Charles got down the right She found Spence who tapped home from close-range inside the 18- yard box.
Substitute England would then turn provider for Spence to make it 5-0 soon another first-time finish into the bottom corner.
Chelsea would see out the game comfortably, but Eriksson’s injury ruined a perfect morning for Chelsea and Emma Hayes. Spence nearly completed a hattrick, but was unable to finish the job.
The Lionesses, they were up against some formidable players. It was a non contest Now Chelsea head on to, WSL Champions league semi-finals.
Next up for Chelsea, who are chasing a clean sweep of honours, is a potential Women’s Super League title decider at Manchester City on Wednesday.
Chelsea are top of WSL and two points above second-placed City with three matches left to play.