Ji-So Yun

Tuesday 20 November 2018

Chelsea win four in a row, Arsenal maintain perfection

Ji So-Yun scores as Blues defeat Yeovil while table-topping Gunners ease to victory over Everton

Arsenal extended their perfect record and now lead the way at the top of the FA Women's Super League by six points, with Vivianne Miedema continuing her red-hot form in front of goal.

Meanwhile a fourth straight win for Chelsea means the Blues are officially back in business.

Remember, fixtures, results and latest news can now be found on the new FA Women's Leagues and Competitions site.

In the meantime, here’s a look at what you might have missed at the weekend:

Arsenal gunning for the title

Arsenal extended their lead at the top of the table to six points, with closest rivals Manchester City out of action, to further assert their dominance over the rest of the league.

A goal apiece from Danielle van de Donk and captain Jordan Nobbs added to Vivianne Miedema’s brace, sealing a comfortable 4-0 victory over struggling Everton.

Miedema’s continued run of goal scoring form will give Arsenal fans optimism that they can go all the way and claim their first FA WSL title since 2012.

Incidentally, Nobbs’ goal moved her up into outright fourth on the list of FA WSL all-time top scorers – impressive work from the 25-year-old.

Miedema on course for goalscoring record

Vivianne Miedema hit the ground running when she arrived in the league and has shown no signs of slowing down, turning in an impressive 13 league goals in her first eight games of the season.

The 22-year-old might well have her eyes set on breaking the league goalscoring record, which currently stands at 15 - set by Ellen White last year.

With 13 goals in the bag already and 12 league games remaining, it looks inevitable that the Dutch forward will raise the bar even higher come the end of the year.

Four on the bounce for Chelsea

Chelsea won their fourth game in a row in all competitions as they put five past Yeovil Town with no reply.

The Blues showed that they’ve got a squad capable of contributing goals from all over the pitch as five different scorers chipped in.

Millie Bright and Ji So-Yun both bagged before Nicola Cousins received a straight red card for a cynical tackle on Erin Cuthbert.

But Cuthbert was soon back up to add to their tally, before Ramona Bachmann and Beth England got in on the act, sealing Yeovil’s fate.

The Blues have now won three in a row in the league and are two points behind second-placed Manchester City, having played a game more than their rivals.

Everton still struggling

Everton’s 4-0 loss to Arsenal did not do the Toffees any favours at all but it could have been a lot more for Arsenal as the Gunners have dished out some landslide victories this season.

Nonetheless it leaves Everton struggling for points as they sit rock bottom of the table without a victory to their name this year.

A point behind 10th-placed Yeovil, Everton will be looking at their next match against Reading as a must win, having already beaten them in a cup game this season.

Pos Teams P GD Pts
1 Arsenal Women 20 57 54
2 Manchester City Women FC 20 36 47
3 Chelsea FC Women 20 32 42
4 Birmingham City Women FC 20 12 40
5 Reading FC Women 20 3 27
6 Bristol City Women FC 20 -17 25
7 West Ham United Women FC 20 -12 23
8 Liverpool FC Women 20 -17 22
9 Brighton & Hove Albion Women FC 20 -22 16
10 Everton Ladies FC 20 -23 12
11 Yeovil Town Ladies FC 20 -49 -3
Pos Teams P GD Pts
1 Manchester United Women FC 20 91 55
2 Tottenham Hotspur Ladies FC 20 17 46
3 Charlton Athletic Women FC 20 28 41
4 Durham Women FC 20 21 39
5 Sheffield United Women FC 20 4 34
6 Aston Villa Ladies FC 20 -9 26
7 Leicester City Women FC 20 -17 21
8 London Bees FC 20 -25 21
9 Lewes FC Women 20 -24 17
10 Crystal Palace Ladies FC 20 -30 11
11 Millwall Lionesses FC 20 -56 5