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  • Nottingham here we come!

    Nottingham here we come!0

    Finally, after four years of trying – three on the trot, Chelsea are playing in a Conti Cup final, writes Jane Grove. The Blues met tough opponents in a Man U side which – especially in the second half – had them on the ropes before the 1,000-plus crowd at the Leigh Sports Village stadium.

  • Fran pots two in 4-0 win

    Fran pots two in 4-0 win0

    Although it was yet another clean sheet that most satisfied manager Emma Hayes, it was Chelsea Women’s goals – and notably Fran Kirby’s return to scoring ways – that brought most warmth to the 973 hardy fans braving freezing temperatures at Kingsmeadow as the Blues pushed Reading aside in the quarter-final of the Conti Cup.

  • Seagulls make it tough0

      Cradling her little son Harry, who is now three months, Chelsea Women manager Emma Hayes admitted that the 3-1 victory over Brighton & Hove Albion had been every bit as tough as she had anticipated at a sultry Kingsmeadow. Her opposite number, the former England Lionesses gaffer Hope Powell, made life difficult for the

  • Fran, Fran, Super Fran…

    Fran, Fran, Super Fran…0

    There’s no stopping her. Chelsea Ladies’ nippiest forward, Fran Kirby, claimed the match ball after scoring a hat-trick in the Blues’ 5-1 defeat of Liverpool in the Conti Cup, in front of 1,161 hardy souls braving the cold winds and incessant rain. Tomorrow (Monday) Chelsea will discover who they will meet in the semi-final of

  • Red army is set to invade

    Red army is set to invade0

    Chelsea Ladies go into Sunday’s cruncher against table-topping Manchester City knowing the clubs have avoided each other in the quarter-final draw of the Conti Cup. Following their comfortable wins against Yeovil Town and Spurs this week, Chelsea have been drawn at home to Liverpool in the last eight of this season’s FA WSL Continental Tyres

  • Raff celebrates 10 years

    Raff celebrates 10 years0

    Early arrivals for Chelsea’s Conti Cup clash with Spurs on Wednesday night were treated to the surreal spectacle of Stamford the Lion – the Blues’ mascot – trying his best not to get ink on his fur as he signed the book of congratulation to Claire Rafferty, one of the club’s most loyal servants. She

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