Chelsea Ladies played their last home game at Wheatsheaf Park, and it ended in a 7-0 demoition of Liverpool. It was their final match at the home of Staines Town ahead of our move to Kingsmeadow next season.
Chelsea Ladies manager Emma Hayes, have hailed the victory as nearly faultless – in a game that saw Gilly Flaherty start the rout for Chelsea as early as the 2nd minute of the game.
“Staines have really looked after us and we’ve got a lot of happy memories here, so it was important the team showed their appreciation with a performance on the pitch,” said Hayes.
“The players did everything we asked them to do and more. We were outstanding.
“We kept a clean sheet – that was the bigger priority for me. We prioritised making ourselves difficult to beat and I felt that defensively, out of possession, we made it difficult for them, we shut the space off and pressed at the right moments, and we recovered our positions quickly.
“It was a near faultless performance overall. The goals featured some wonderful creative play, with multiple goalscorers, and it’s always a tough decision to select my team for every game.”