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Summary

  1. Chelsea record fifth straight WSL win to go third
  2. Brighton suffer fourth consecutive league defeat
  3. Eriksson opens scoring for Blues on 65 minutes
  4. Substitute England adds a brace either side of Ji strike
  5. Man City beat Birmingham 1-0 in early kick-off
  6. Watch the goals on the Women's Football Show from 23:45 GMT on BBC One

Live Reporting

By Rob Stevens

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye

    FT: Brighton 0-4 Chelsea

    That is it for our live coverage of today's WSL matches.

    You can find the report of Chelsea's win at Brighton here

    And you can catch all of this weekend's action on The Women's Football Show from 23:45 GMT on BBC One.

    The Women's Super League returns from it's break on Sunday, 6 January. Thanks for joining us today.

  2. Blues up to third

    FT: Brighton 0-4 Chelsea

    Victory moves Chelsea up to third in the WSL table ahead of the winter break.

    Brighton remain 11th, a point ahead of bottom club Yeovil.

    The Seagulls will remain there unless the Glovers mount an unlikely comeback from 5-0 against West Ham.

  3. Watch: Ji So-Yun puts Chelsea 3-0 up

    Here's the moment Ji So-Yun made it 3-0 to Chelsea.

    The South Korea midfielder was kept quiet during the first half but came into her own in the second half and was crucial for champions Chelsea.

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    Video caption: Ji So-Yun puts Chelsea 3-0 up
  4. 'Chelsea were ruthless'

    FT: Brighton 0-4 Chelsea

    Sue Smith

    Former England forward on the BBC Red Button

    People will look at this scoreline and say 'Chelsea completely dominated the game' but it was only in the last 25 minutes that their quality shone through.

    Chelsea are ruthless and when they see an opportunity, they take it.

    They were clinical in front of goal and Brighton weren't. Brighton will reflect on the game and say they matched Chelsea for a long time.

    Chelsea were superb late on, and that is the Chelsea that we know and love to watch.

  5. FULL-TIME

    Brighton 0-4 Chelsea

    The final whistle goes.

    Brighton held out for over an hour, but Chelsea showed their dominance and quality after going ahead.

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  6. GOAL: Brighton 0-4 Chelsea

    Beth England

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    Video caption: England makes it 4-0 to Chelsea

    A second for Beth England in injury time.

    She is on hand to fire Hannah Blundell's cut-back across goal and into the bottom corner.

    Beth England of Chelsea Women scores her sides fourth goal during the FA WSL match between Brighton and Hove Albion and Chelsea Women
  7. Post update

    Brighton 0-3 Chelsea

    We will have two minutes of injury time at the end of the game at the Broadfield Stadium.

  8. GOAL: Yeovil Town 0-5 West Ham

    Julia Simic (59 mins)

    Julia Simic nets her second in a rout at the Avenue, coasting into the box before slotting in the Hammers' fifth.

    Yeovil Town going into the Christmas break on the end of a chastening afternoon and there's still 30 minutes or so to go...

  9. Watch: England's looping header doubles Chelsea's lead

    Brighton 0-3 Chelsea

    Here's the moment that Beth England doubled Chelsea's lead with a looping back-post header.

    This goal is all about the pass from Ji So-Yun though. Brilliant.

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    Video caption: England's looping header doubles Chelsea's lead
  10. Post update

    Brighton 0-3 Chelsea

    Chelsea are controlling the game in the closing stages, and have really been in the driving seat since the opener.

  11. Post update

    Brighton 0-3 Chelsea

    Brighton may be heading for their fourth straight WSL defeat and their ninth loss of the league season, but they look set to stay above the relegation zone as bottom club Yeovil are being beaten heavily at home by West Ham.

  12. Post update

    Brighton 0-3 Chelsea

    Beth England fires over the bar after a mix-up in the Albion defence from a goal kick.

    The Chelsea striker should have got that effort from the edge of the area on target.

  13. GOAL: Yeovil Town 0-4 West Ham

    Brianna Visalli (54 mins)

    Headed in. Yeovil Town deflated, Hammers elated. Brianna Visalli the name on the scoresheet.

  14. Post update

    Brighton 0-3 Chelsea

    Beth England miscues an effort under pressure from the Albion defence after being found by another brilliant ball forward from Ji, this time with the outside of the boot.

  15. SUBSTITUTION

    Brighton 0-3 Chelsea

    An injury forces Albion midfielder Chloe Peplow off, and she is replaced by Jodie Brett for the final 10 minutes.

    The hosts will be looking to keep the score down now.

  16. Watch: Eriksson gives Chelsea the lead

    Brighton 0-3 Chelsea

    Here's the moment that Magdalena Eriksson gave Chelsea the lead.

    They've had to be patient but there's no doubting they deserve to be ahead.

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    Video caption: Eriksson gives Chelsea the lead
  17. GOAL: Brighton 0-3 Chelsea

    Ji So-Yun

    Ji So-yun of Chelsea Women scores her sides third goal during the FA WSL match between Brighton and Hove Albion and Chelsea Women

    Chelsea work the Brighton defence over again as Ali Riley's low ball into the box is flicked on to Ji So-Yun, who fires in from close range and puts an emphatic look on the scoreline.

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    Video caption: Ji So-Yun puts Chelsea 3-0 up
  18. Post update

    Brighton 0-2 Chelsea

    Brighton left-back Felicity Gibbons gets a foot on a decent through ball from Sophie Ingle, who was looking to unlock the home defence again, at the expense of a corner.

  19. HITS THE WOODWORK

    Brighton 0-2 Chelsea

    Chelsea close to a third as Marie Hourihan fails to gather a corner, and Felicity Gibbons clears Sophie Ingle's header off the line and onto the bar.

    Brighton survive.

  20. FULL-TIME

    Reading 2-2 Liverpool, Everton 0-2 Bristol C

    Fara Williams

    Reading and Liverpool share the spoils at Adams Park in a 2-2 draw, with two goals apiece for Fara Williams and Courtney Sweetman-Kirk.

    Bristol City head back down to the West Country with points after they beat Everton 2-0. Ella Rutherford's scorcher and a late Katie Rood goal sealing it.