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Emma Hayes to leave Chelsea at the end of the season for a career outside the WSL | Chelsea Women


Chelsea manager Emma Hayes will leave the club at the end of the Women’s Super League season “to pursue a new opportunity outside of the WSL and club football”, the club announced in a statement after defeat 6-0 against Aston Villa on Saturday.

Hayes, who joined the club in 2012, won the WSL title six times and the FA Cup five times during a glittering tenure which saw her establish Chelsea as one of the best teams in Europe.

She was previously linked to the position of coach of the US national team. “Given everything she brought to Chelsea over more than a decade with the club and the legacy she leaves behind, we would never stand in her way when she felt it was the right time to take on a new challenge,” said the Chelsea co-sporting director. Laurence Stewart and Paul Winstanley said in a statement.

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Chelsea take lead after beating Aston Villa 6-0 in WSL

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Aston Villa’s problems worsened considerably as they slumped to a 6-0 defeat against Chelsea on a miserable afternoon in Walsall. First-half strikes from Millie Bright and Fran Kirby put the current champions on the right track. Johanna Rytting Kaneryd, Ashley Lawrence, Aggie Beever-Jones and Niamh Charles added second-half goals to secure an emphatic victory.

Hayes, who will leave Chelsea at the end of the season, was hampered in her selection by the late end of the international break. With Sam Kerr on the bench after a long journey back from Australia, there was a starting place for Mia Fishel, Johanna Rytting Kaneryd, Jessie Fleming and Erin Cuthbert.

As Villa sat deep, Hayes’ side grew in confidence and a breakthrough was inevitable. Lehmann’s lackadaisical defense awarded Chelsea a corner. Mia Fishel’s initial header was brilliantly cleared off the line by Daly, but with Villa’s defense static, Bright was present at the far post. It was the perfect way to mark his 250th appearance in a Blues jersey.

Chelsea’s second followed soon after, with Kirby finally adding his name to the team sheet. Her initial shot was blocked on the line by Danielle Turner, but came straight back at her to head home. She almost scored another just before the break, only to be denied again by Van Domselaar.

The danger of chasing a match is that you always remain vulnerable in defense, especially with the pace of Chelsea’s attackers. As Turner lost possession in the middle, Rytting Kaneryd took off from the halfway line, leaving the defense in his wake, and made no mistake in his finishing.

Hayes announced the changes, but it did not disrupt the flow of visitors. A turnover of possession again saw Fleming find Lawrence to score his first Chelsea goal. Another substitute, academy graduate Beever-Jones, produced a fine finish for the visitors’ fifth before the brilliant Charles completed the scoring.

It was a victory that took Chelsea back to the top of the table heading into the rest of the weekend. For Villa, however, huge questions remain, not only about how they recover from this poor run of form, but also whether their manager Ward can survive. Sophie Downey

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“There will be plenty of time to celebrate Emma’s many achievements at the club and to give her the farewell she deserves, but for now, as she always has been, Emma will be focused solely on achieving success this season for Chelsea.”

On Saturday, the Blues had six different players on the scoresheet as they beat Aston Villa 6-0 to go top of the table with 13 points after five games, three ahead of second-placed Manchester City, who face Arsenal on Sunday.



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