The FA Women's Super League
Chelsea Women6Yeovil Town Ladies0

Chelsea Ladies 6-0 Yeovil Town Ladies

Eniola Aluko
Interim England head coach Mo Marley has not ruled out a return for Eniola Aluko to the England set up

Eniola Aluko scored twice in her first match since a parliamentary inquiry into her allegations of racism as Chelsea Ladies thrashed Yeovil to stay top of Women's Super League One.

The 30-year-old received an apology from the FA on 18 October for racially discriminatory remarks by sacked England women's boss Mark Sampson.

She rifled in Chelsea's second before volleying in the last goal of the game.

Crystal Dunn and Karen Carney also scored two goals apiece in the rout.

Chelsea are yet to concede a goal in their four league games this season and scored six without reply for the third time to remain above Manchester City, who earlier edged past Birmingham, on goal difference.

England winger Karen Carney scored the pick of the goals, finding the far corner of the net from long range.

Aluko, who received the second half of her £80,000 settlement fee from the FA on Thursday, could yet return to the England fold, interim head coach Mo Marley has said - having won the last of her 102 caps in April 2016.

Bottom side Yeovil remain without a point and are yet to score in WSL 1.

Chelsea striker Eniola Aluko: "It was really great, we wanted it to be a professional, clinical, decisive performance, and keep a clean sheet. We know in the past this league has gone down to goal difference, so it's really important that we keep the goals against down, and the goals for high, so I'm really pleased to have contributed to that.

"It has gone down to goal difference for the last three seasons, we don't take games like that for granted at all, and it's my job as a forward to make sure that we score goals, and we scored a lot from different positions today, so that's good as well.

"You can always have room to improve, but you're not going to score every time, not even Lionel Messi scores every shot, so we're not going to beat ourselves up too much about that. This team has got a lot of goals in it, and I'm happy to be part of that."

Yeovil manager Jamie Sherwood: "We changed formation and changed what we wanted to try and do to combat them. We know what Chelsea are capable of doing, and unfortunately with the international break we haven't had much time with the players. So it was a brave decision from a staff side of it.

"In the first half, yes, Chelsea pulled us around a bit, but we are learning, and in the second half we showed we can do what we need to do. It was a tough first half, don't get me wrong, but we stuck to our task, stuck to our guns, showed a lot of character to come out in that second half and actually deliver what we wanted to put out there."

Line-ups

Chelsea Women

  • 28Telford
  • 16ErikssonSubstituted forRaffertyat 65'minutes
  • 4BrightBooked at 68mins
  • 5Flaherty
  • 22Cuthbert
  • 3BlundellSubstituted forDavisonat 66'minutes
  • 17ChapmanSubstituted forBachmannat 76'minutes
  • 19Dunn
  • 8Carney
  • 9Aluko
  • 10Ji

Substitutes

  • 2Thorisdottir
  • 7Davison
  • 11Rafferty
  • 12Spencer
  • 14Kirby
  • 18Mjelde
  • 23Bachmann

Yeovil Town Ladies

  • 1Walsh
  • 16Jackson
  • 5Cousins
  • 2Evans
  • 28AldridgeSubstituted forBurridgeat 60'minutes
  • 6Green
  • 20Lloyd
  • 27Evans
  • 8Jones
  • 18PuseySubstituted forMeltonat 83'minutes
  • 11LawrenceSubstituted forMilesat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Burridge
  • 10Melton
  • 13Howard
  • 14Miles
  • 15Lambe
  • 19Buxton
  • 22Hignett
Referee:
Ian Fissenden
Attendance:
1,821

Match Stats

Home TeamChelsea WomenAway TeamYeovil Town Ladies
Possession
Home71%
Away29%
Shots
Home40
Away4
Shots on Target
Home15
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away0
Fouls
Home8
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Chelsea Ladies 6, Yeovil Town Ladies 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Chelsea Ladies 6, Yeovil Town Ladies 0.

Attempt blocked. Ji So-Yun (Chelsea Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ramona Bachmann.

Attempt saved. Kayleigh Green (Yeovil Town Ladies) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Ramona Bachmann (Chelsea Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Crystal Dunn.

Attempt saved. Ramona Bachmann (Chelsea Ladies) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ji So-Yun.

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town Ladies. Chloe Melton replaces Ella Pusey.

Attempt missed. Crystal Dunn (Chelsea Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Ramona Bachmann (Chelsea Ladies) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Karen Carney.

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town Ladies. Hannah Miles replaces Nadia Lawrence.

Attempt saved. Chloe Lloyd (Yeovil Town Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Millie Bright (Chelsea Ladies).

Jessie Jones (Yeovil Town Ladies) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Chelsea Ladies. Conceded by Nicola Cousins.

Attempt saved. Millie Bright (Chelsea Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ji So-Yun.

Substitution

Substitution, Chelsea Ladies. Ramona Bachmann replaces Katie Chapman.

Gilly Flaherty (Chelsea Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jessie Jones (Yeovil Town Ladies).

Attempt missed. Erin Cuthbert (Chelsea Ladies) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Karen Carney with a cross following a set piece situation.

Ji So-Yun (Chelsea Ladies) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Chloe Lloyd (Yeovil Town Ladies).

Attempt missed. Millie Bright (Chelsea Ladies) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Karen Carney following a set piece situation.

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

Foul by Kayleigh Green (Yeovil Town Ladies).

Goal!

Goal! Chelsea Ladies 6, Yeovil Town Ladies 0. Eniola Aluko (Chelsea Ladies) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Karen Carney with a cross following a set piece situation.

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

Foul by Nadia Lawrence (Yeovil Town Ladies).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Booking

Millie Bright (Chelsea Ladies) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Delay in match Kayleigh Green (Yeovil Town Ladies) because of an injury.

Foul by Millie Bright (Chelsea Ladies).

Kayleigh Green (Yeovil Town Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Chelsea Ladies. Gemma Davison replaces Hannah Blundell.

Substitution

Substitution, Chelsea Ladies. Claire Rafferty replaces Magdalena Eriksson.

Goal!

Goal! Chelsea Ladies 5, Yeovil Town Ladies 0. Karen Carney (Chelsea Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Magdalena Eriksson.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Kayleigh Green (Yeovil Town Ladies) because of an injury.

Attempt blocked. Erin Cuthbert (Chelsea Ladies) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Katie Chapman.

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town Ladies. Leah Burridge replaces Kelly Aldridge.

Corner, Chelsea Ladies. Conceded by Bow Jackson.

goal

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As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chelsea Women44001901912
2Man City Women44001551012
3Reading Women421110377
4Arsenal Women42118807
5Liverpool Women42026516
6Sunderland Ladies4202310-76
7B'ham City Women411279-24
8Bristol City Women4112212-104
9Everton Ladies400439-60
10Yeovil Town Ladies4004012-120
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