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Daily Roar: Chelsea Ladies charge to 7-0 win


Wow! What an incredible way to start the season!

Chelsea Ladies put seven goals past Doncaster Belles at Wheatsheaf Park to win a place in the Women's FA Cup quarter-finals.

The Blues had already scored five goals by half-time, including goals for Crystal Dunn and Ramona Bachmann on their competitive debuts!

American international Dunn opened the scoring after another new signing, Maren Mjelde, saw her header saved. The Doncaster goalkeeper managed to parry Mjelde's effort away, but it fell to Dunn who fired the ball home.

Ji So-Yun scored two goals in five minutes to put the Ladies three goals ahead.

The Doncaster goalkeeper had made some great saves to keep Chelsea from scoring a second, but she made another mistake for Ji's goal, palming it straight to the South Korean for a simple finish.

Dunn and Ji combined for the third, with the American playing in her South Korean teammate and Ji firing home.

Even though there were only seven minutes left of the first half, Chelsea were still able to score two goals!

The fourth goal was an own goal, but Bachmann got her first competitive goal for Chelsea to put them 5-0 up at the break, controlling a Karen Carney cross before striking it past the 'keeper.

A big Chelsea win wouldn't be complete without a headed goal from Katie Chapman, and the captain managed just that in the second half, meeting a Carney corner to hammer the ball home.

Substitute Drew Spence scored the seventh and final goal, driving the ball low after receiving a great pass from another substitute, new signing Erin Cuthbert.

It was lucky number seven for Chelsea, although they were denied quite a few more by the Doncaster Belles goalkeeper.

The Blues face Sunderland Ladies in the quarter-finals of the cup next weekend.