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  • Ave, Maria!

    Ave, Maria!0

    Farewell, Maria. As foretold by The Good Life after the Chelsea v Manchester United match at the weekend, the 27-year-old Norwegian defender/midfielder Maria Thorisdottir has left Kingsmeadow to join United. Maria (pictured, right, alongside fellow Norwegian international Maren Mjelde) sat in the stand alongside Jess Carter for Sunday’s match, which finished in a 2-1 win

  • Who needs strikers?

    Who needs strikers?0

    Who needs strikers? With Chelsea’s defenders on such potent scoring form at the start of the new season, the Blues can contemplate resting their forwards. Reece James and Kurt Zouma were among the scorers (along with a penalty by midfielder Jorginho) as Chelsea defeated Brighton 3-1 away on Monday night – the James goal an

  • Blues need all three points

    Blues need all three points0

    The Blues welcome Bristol City to a fan-free Kingsmeadow this weekend, with Emma Hayes’ team determined to win all three points to keep pace with title rivals Manchester City and Arsenal. City host Brighton this weekend, bolstered by the marquee signings of Alex Greenwood and Lucy Bronze from Lyon. Add Yankee talent Rose Lavelle to

  • Nice one, sun

    Nice one, sun0

    A ferocious low winter sun made life difficult for both sides – and may have explained a couple of the goals in a free-scoring league match at Kingsmeadow – but Chelsea eventually crushed Bristol City 6-1 to tee up next weekend’s thriller, and potential league clincher, against Arsenal. Not that manager Emma Hayes would get

  • Blues go for six on the trot

    Blues go for six on the trot0

    The Blues go into Sunday’s clash with Bristol City with an impressive record of 23 wins in their last 30 Barclays FA Women’s Super League home games – and only two defeats in that time. Once again, manager Emma Hayes plans a two-up-front approach, with Beth England (pictured) alongside Aussie newcomer Sam Kerr. Sunday’s match

  • Two threes are six

    Two threes are six0

    In a performance which was as complete as it was awe-inspiring, poor Bristol City were thumped 6-0 by Chelsea Women, with both Fran Kirby and Beth England leaving Kingsmeadow with match balls. Two hat-tricks, some exquisite build-up play, dazzling crosses by the super wee Scot Erin Cuthbert – a girl powered by Duracells – and

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