Chelsea find the target at last, Cushing under pressure and the underdogs continue to make an impact
After starting their league campaign with three goalless draws, Chelsea looked more like themselves during their 2-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion. Emma Hayes has placed a lot of focus on the Champions League this season and Chelsea’s WSL form has suffered as a consequence. They have rotated a lot and have not found it easy to recover from their midweek exertions in Europe. Yet they had a spring in their step after reaching the last 16 of the Champions League with an emphatic win over SFK 2000 Sarajevo and their strength in depth worked to their advantage against Brighton. There was a start for Fran Kirby after her double against Sarajevo and the forward set Chelsea on their way with a magnificent goal midway through the first half. After starting on the bench against Everton last week, Kirby made a huge difference.