Drew Spence scored twice as Chelsea crushed the London City Lionesses 5-0 in their Women’s FA Cup fourth round match.
Emma Hayes has named a heavily modified squad for the London City clash with Chelsea manager giving youngsters Aggie Beever-Jones and Jorja Fox their first starts for the club, while Charlotte Wardlaw also entered the squad for her third appearance for the Blues.
But the second-string Blues did a light job of their opponents, with Niamh Charles putting the Blues forward with a strike from inside the box after 20 minutes.
An unknown Jess Carter stole home a perfectly placed corner from Erin Cuthbert eight minutes later and 10 minutes before halftime Melanie Leupolz caught Chelsea third with an astonishing 35 yards strike in the upper right corner.
Spence tapped at number four in the 55th minute and the midfielder struck against 10 minutes from time, substitute Bethany England pushed the ball low in the face of the goal for her teammate to go home.
Chelsea will now prepare for an important week with a trip to Manchester City in the Women’s Super League soon for the Blues.
It will be the first against the second Wednesday night and the clash may well determine which team puts the league title firmly within their grasp.
Sky Sports announced a three-year deal with the FA to become the main broadcaster for the Barclays Women’s Super League from September 2021.
As one of the most competitive leagues, with some of the most famous names and teams in the world, the WSL will be one of the Sky Sports’ flagship offers.
The deal will see Sky Sports show at least 35 exclusively live matches per season and further strengthen the broadcaster’s commitment to women’s sport.