Women's Super League 1
Chelsea Women2Notts County Ladies1

Women's Super League One: Chelsea Ladies 2-1 Notts County Ladies

Katie Chapman
Chelsea have four matches left in WSL 1, including a game in hand over leaders Manchester City Women

Two Katie Chapman goals gave Chelsea Ladies victory over Notts County Ladies to move within seven points of WSL 1 leaders Manchester City Women.

The Lady Pies had taken the lead through Jo Potter's effort from the edge of the area, after Gemma Davison had missed a penalty for Chelsea.

The hosts levelled when Chapman nodded in Karen Carney's corner.

And the Blues captain headed home Hannah Blundell's delivery to earn her side a third successive league win.

Defeat leaves sixth-placed Notts winless in their last seven matches in all competitions.

Chelsea Ladies boss Emma Hayes:

"Good teams find ways to win games. We missed the penalty and then they go 1-0 up, but we found another gear and our captain comes through with two fantastic headers.

"We found a way to win when we weren't at our best. That's down to character.

"I'm very proud of the players as we're still very much in the hunt for a Champions League place and we're going to fight to the death for our title."

Notts County defender Laura Bassett:

"I thought the performance from the team was absolutely outstanding. Each and every player gave absolutely everything.

"We executed our game plan and frustrated Chelsea time and again. If you were to ask them, they would say that we are a tough side to beat and I think with the chances that we created we're left feeling really disappointed.

"Our performances have been really, really good recently but we just haven't been getting the right results."

Line-ups

Chelsea Women

  • 12Spencer
  • 6Fahey
  • 5Flaherty
  • 4Bright
  • 3Blundell
  • 10JiSubstituted forSpenceat 69'minutes
  • 17Chapman
  • 16Borges
  • 8CarneySubstituted forEnglandat 71'minutes
  • 9Aluko
  • 7Davison

Substitutes

  • 1Lindahl
  • 15England
  • 24Spence
  • 25Bailey
  • 35Taylor

Notts County Ladies

  • 12Walsh
  • 4Buet
  • 6Whelan
  • 23Bassett
  • 2Krantz
  • 16JamesSubstituted forCrichtonat 78'minutes
  • 14Moore
  • 10Potter
  • 3Luik
  • 8Williams
  • 7Clarke

Substitutes

  • 11Ejupi
  • 18Crichton
  • 20Whelan
  • 22Oliver
  • 25Hassall
Referee:
Aji Ajibola
Attendance:
852

Match Stats

Home TeamChelsea WomenAway TeamNotts County Ladies
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home5
Away15
Shots on Target
Home3
Away7
Corners
Home11
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Chelsea Ladies 2, Notts County Ladies 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Chelsea Ladies 2, Notts County Ladies 1.

Gemma Davison (Chelsea Ladies) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jade Moore (Notts County Ladies).

Corner, Chelsea Ladies. Conceded by Fern Whelan.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County Ladies. Leanne Crichton replaces Angharad James.

Offside, Chelsea Ladies. Eniola Aluko tries a through ball, but Katie Chapman is caught offside.

Offside, Notts County Ladies. Fern Whelan tries a through ball, but Angharad James is caught offside.

Foul by Ana Borges (Chelsea Ladies).

Angharad James (Notts County Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Gemma Davison (Chelsea Ladies) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Chelsea Ladies. Bethany England replaces Karen Carney.

Corner, Notts County Ladies. Conceded by Gilly Flaherty.

Substitution

Substitution, Chelsea Ladies. Drew Spence replaces Ji So-Yun.

Attempt missed. Jessica Clarke (Notts County Ladies) right footed shot from long range on the right is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Aivi Luik.

Goal!

Goal! Chelsea Ladies 2, Notts County Ladies 1. Katie Chapman (Chelsea Ladies) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Karen Carney with a cross.

Foul by Katie Chapman (Chelsea Ladies).

Aivi Luik (Notts County Ladies) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Offside, Chelsea Ladies. Karen Carney tries a through ball, but Ji So-Yun is caught offside.

Foul by Millie Bright (Chelsea Ladies).

Megan Walsh (Notts County Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Chelsea Ladies. Conceded by Fern Whelan.

Attempt blocked. Jo Potter (Notts County Ladies) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Rachel Williams.

Foul by Niamh Fahey (Chelsea Ladies).

Rachel Williams (Notts County Ladies) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Chelsea Ladies. Conceded by Danielle Buet.

Attempt saved. Aivi Luik (Notts County Ladies) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Notts County Ladies. Conceded by Gilly Flaherty.

Goal!

Goal! Chelsea Ladies 1, Notts County Ladies 1. Katie Chapman (Chelsea Ladies) header from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Ji So-Yun with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Chelsea Ladies. Conceded by Danielle Buet.

Goal!

Goal! Chelsea Ladies 0, Notts County Ladies 1. Jo Potter (Notts County Ladies) left footed shot from outside the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Angharad James.

Attempt missed. Millie Bright (Chelsea Ladies) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Ji So-Yun with a cross following a set piece situation.

Karen Carney (Chelsea Ladies) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Laura Bassett (Notts County Ladies).

Offside, Chelsea Ladies. Ana Borges tries a through ball, but Karen Carney is caught offside.

Offside, Notts County Ladies. Aivi Luik tries a through ball, but Maja Krantz is caught offside.

Karen Carney (Chelsea Ladies) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jade Moore (Notts County Ladies).

Foul by Ana Borges (Chelsea Ladies).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Man City Women1311203232935
2Chelsea Women1291233122128
3Arsenal Women1272321101123
4Liverpool Women136432015522
5B'ham City Ladies13553810-220
6Notts County Ladies122371020-109
7Sunderland Ladies132381431-179
8Reading Women12066918-96
9Doncaster Rovers Belles100010432-280
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