The Matildas have suffered an damage scare simply 10 weeks out from the group’s opening sport on the Women’s World Cup, with Sam Kerr taking place in Chelsea’s 7-0 win over Everton.
The prolific Australian goal-scorer headed residence Chelsea’s second rating of the sport however it got here at a price, with Kerr showing to roll her ankle when she landed.
Chelsea coach Emma Hayes didn’t appear too involved in regards to the damage although when requested about it post-game.
“Sam was sick final evening,” Hayes advised Chelsea’s official web site.
“She determined to play however her calf was cramping up, so we determined to take her out.”
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Sam Kerr receives medical therapy. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)Source: Getty ImagesSam Kerr is subbed off with an damage. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)Source: Getty Images
Chelsea moved into second place on the desk with the win and can retain their title if they’re victorious of their final 4 video games of the season.
“It’s about peaking for the best moments within the season,” Blues supervisor Hayes advised Sky Sports.
“We’ve been chasing within the league all yr and we all know we’ve to be good to win the league this yr however this was the form of efficiency, and the targets, that we wanted to assist us kick on.”
Guro Reiten was the primary to get on the board for Chelsea earlier than Kerr’s back-post header put the Blues forward 2-0 after 25 minutes.
The targets saved coming for Chelsea as Pernille Harder, who got here on to interchange Kerr, added the third of the day earlier than Sophie Ingle and Jessie Fleming each scored within the house of three minutes.
It gave Chelsea a commanding 5-0 lead that was prolonged additional within the 81st minute as Harder scored her second, with Cuthbert making it 7-0 with a aim in further time.
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Even in what was a dominant victory, Chelsea supervisor Hayes admitted she was not overly impressed with the group’s begin.
“The first 20 minutes weren’t OK,” Hayes advised Sky Sports.
“I assumed we struggled to pay money for the sport by way of placing strain on the ball in the best conditions, so we needed to modify that.
“However, we have been actually medical. I believe we scored three targets from 4 photographs and that effectivity put us within the driving seat. But the efficiency within the first twenty minutes, it was not acceptable for us.
“We work lots on many alternative conditions all week, so when we’ve to make diversifications, we organise that prematurely. But Everton set out the way in which we ready. We simply didn’t execute the beginning nicely. Other than that (the primary 20 minutes) it was a reasonably good efficiency.”
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