Chelsea score three goals in first 10 minutes to set incredible WSL record

Chelsea scored three goals in the first 10 minutes of the Women’s Super League clash against Leicester.

The Blues travelled to the King Power Stadium to take on the Foxes, who currently sit second from bottom in the WSL table.

In contrast, Chelsea went into the match in second, and their superiority was on display as they romped to a 9-0 victory.

Guro Reiten started the scoring with a sublime free-kick in the third minute, before Sam Kerr doubled the lead just two minutes later.

Bethany England then powered the ball into the back of the net for Chelsea’s third goal of the game. It was still only the 7th minute.

As a result, Chelsea became the first side to ever score three times within the opening 10 minutes of a WSL match.

Aniek Nouwen continued the scoring in the 11th minute, before both England and Reiten added to their tally before the half-time break.

Once in the second half, Kerr grabbed her second goal of the game, before Lauren James scored in the 88th minute. It was the 20-year-old’s first goal for Chelsea.

Jessie Fleming rounded off the scoring in the 90th minute, finishing off a majestic move from Chelsea which included yet another backheel assist from Drew Spence.

The 9-0 victory was the club’s joint-biggest in the WSL, equalling their 9-0 win against Bristol City last season.

It is also the joint-biggest away win in the competition’s history, equalling Liverpool’s 9-0 result against Doncaster in August 2013.

Chelsea have now moved to the top of the Women’s Super League. They are just one point in front of Arsenal, but now have a +5 superior goal difference.

Both Chelsea and Arsenal have four matches left to play, with the Blues meeting Reading, Tottenham Hotspur, Birmingham City and Manchester United before the end of the season.

If Chelsea are to win all of their remaining matches and win the WSL, it will be their third successive title.

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