Sam Kerr continues goalscoring ways in Chelsea’s win

By no means thoughts a wretched winter downpour on a muddy pitch – it’s nonetheless raining targets for Chelsea and their Australian star Sam Kerr.

The Matildas captain, a Western Australian who’s not the best fan of the English winter, braved a dreadful Sunday deluge at Bristol Metropolis to attain her eleventh Ladies’s Tremendous League aim of the season in the Blues’ 5-0 canter.

Kerr’s second-half aim, Chelsea’s fourth of the afternoon, put her only one behind the league’s main scorer, Arsenal’s Vivianne Miedema, who has 12.

It was a easy and environment friendly strike, Kerr as soon as once more demonstrating her aerial prowess as she latched on to Bethany England’s pinpoint cross from the left to nod dwelling expertly from shut vary.

It meant that, in all competitions for Chelsea this season, the 27-year-old has now scored 12, together with 9 in her final 10.

But such is the firepower in this star-studded Chelsea squad, who have been straight again in their stride after the top of their 33-match WSL unbeaten streak final weekend, that Kerr has a battle on her arms even to be the membership’s high scorer, by no means thoughts the league’s.

Sam Kerr hit the scoresheet again for Chelsea.
Digicam IconSam Kerr hit the scoresheet once more for Chelsea. Credit score: James Likelihood/Getty Photographs

For England striker Fran Kirby scored twice on Sunday to additionally take her league whole for the season to 11 as Chelsea trounced the league’s basement membership.

Chelsea had received the groups’ final encounter in the league 9-0 so 5 appeared nearly merciful as Danish famous person Pernille More durable, along with her seventh league aim of the season, and England additionally obtained in on the scoring act.

The victory cemented champions Chelsea’s grip on the high of the desk as they moved 5 factors away from Manchester Metropolis, who’ve a sport in hand, and 6 forward of Manchester United.

Within the day’s different sport, one other Australian worldwide Hayley Raso got here on as substitute for Everton with half an hour left and helped spark a fightback which noticed Nicoline Soerensen snatch a 77th minute equaliser in the 1-1 draw at Studying.