Servette 0-7 Chelsea: Ruthless Blues thrash Swiss champions

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Sam Kerr scored 2 goals in just two minutes during the first period

Chelsea was the "relentless performance manager Emma Hayes requested as they defeated Servette, Swiss champions, in emphatic fashion in Women's Champions League Group A.

Blues led 6-0 at the half-time break and showed the gap in quality with their impressive attacking play.

Sam Kerr, an Australian forward, and Fran Kirby from England scored two goals each.

Jessie Fleming, Melanie Leupolz and Guro Reiten were also on the list.

Victory takes Chelsea, last season's runners up - to the top of their group for at most a few hours while Wolfsburg plays Juventus in the other match at 22:00 GMT.

Hayes made seven adjustments to Chelsea's side that won 1-0 at Aston Villa in Sunday's Women’s Super League. Kerr and Kirby returned, and the strike pair had a great time in Switzerland.

Kerr's flick was what set Kirby up for Kirby's opener. The England international then returned the favor, lifting the ball into the path of the Australian a few minutes later for her second goal in just two minutes.

Leupolz started the game with a fantastic left-footed strike that beat Kerr and Kirby before Kerr's and Kirby’s doubles. Fleming beat the goalkeeper near her goal with a powerful effort before Reiten scored a seventh Chelsea goal.

Chelsea has won two of the three group games they have played so far in this competition. They are now in a great place heading into Sunday's Women’s Super League match against Manchester City (15:00 GMT).

Hayes stated that the win was not easy and that her team "worked hard" to win.

"The details of the pass, movement and execution of the actions... It could have been 7-1 at half-time. We missed chances!" She added.

"Credit to players. They wanted to move up a level. It is my responsibility to challenge them. We were exceptional, I thought."

'Special' Mjelde's 'emotional' return

Sam Kerr stated that Chelsea players cheered Maren Mjelde's (right) return to training earlier in the year.

Hayes was happy about more than the win.

Maren Mjelde (Norwegian international) returned from injury to make a substitute appearance.

"To get Maren on... She's a special person in this environment. Hayes said that it was very emotional for her.

She is a Rolls Royce for a footballer. She was calm when she arrived and I told Jess Carter that she should watch her. Watch her make decisions. We are thrilled that she is back. She is an excellent football player.

Kerr, the player of the match, said: "It was a special evening. It was my first time here, and it was amazing. This will be a night that many of us will never forget. It was a great performance by Maren, and the crowd was supportive.

"It's nice for a player to leave the pitch knowing that you did everything possible in order to win the game, and tonight we can do it." We can only take positives from this game and we hope to carry that feeling into the weekend.