The format of the competition has been adjusted slightly this year, with the tournament increased from four groups to six. Thorisdottir already had her second assist of the night, while Reiten managed to maintain her remarkable average of a goal every game for Chelsea.The Blues momentarily looked in trouble again soon afterwards, as Vivianne Miedema stormed through on goal, but Telford stepped up and stood up to the striker with a brave save from close range. The Gunners were without vice-captain Jordan Nobbs, who limped off with cramp at the weekend, as well as their captain Kim Little, still yet to recover fully after leaving the field last month with a thigh injury. It was an open game from the start with both teams pressing from the front - and it didn’t take long for Chelsea to open the scoring, when Magdalena Erikkson headed home from the first corner. All rights reserved. The Scot turned and fired a low effort, which clattered – almost shattered – the post.England entered the fray as the rain started to fall with 15 minutes remaining and would have scored straight away, had it not been for a superb double save by Zinsberger. No part of this site may be reproduced without our written permission. Chelsea (4-2-3-1) Telford; Thorisdottir, Bright, Eriksson (c), Andersson; Ingle, Ji; Charles (Cuthbert 58), Harder (J. Fleming 90), Reiten (Kirby 58); Kerr (England 74)Unused subs Berger, Blundell, Mjelde, Leupolz, C. FlemingScorers Eriksson 5, Reiten 10, 15, England 90Booked Ingle, Arsenal Zinsberger, Maier, Wubben-Moy, Beattie, Maritz, Gut, Walti, Van de Donk (Williamson 78), Mead (McCabe 78), Miedema, Foord (Mace 84)Unused subs Schnaderbeck, StensonScorer Foord 8. Wed Oct 7 - 19:00. Arsenal have had a perfect start to their league campaign having won all three of their matches. We're bottom of group B after matchday one with games against London City and Tottenham Hotspur still to come. Kingsmeadow. However, Arsenal’s attackers were also alert. No part of this site may be reproduced without our written permission. Following the restart, we looked the stronger side and carved out a number of golden opportunities, with Viv Miedema failing twice to provide the finishing touch to Beth Mead’s inviting deliveries. Bristol scored the opener when Arsenal’s Leah Williamson lost possession and gave Abi Harrison a free run at goal to fire into the bottom corner. The Blues registered two league victories against the Gunners last season, beating them 2-1 at home and 4-1 away. Up next, we will face Brighton & Hove Albion in the WSL on Sunday, October 11. Chelsea FC Women vs Arsenal Continental Cup preview: Kick-off time, team news, ones to watch, and how to follow Continental Cup titleholder Chelsea host Arsenal … Our development squad had to fight for three points to ensure they went top of the Premier League 2 table after beating a tough Derby County side at Cobham. One of the most frequently contested fixtures in women’s top-flight football offered its characteristic level of excitement – with four goals coming inside the first quarter of an hour – as a towering header by Magdalena Eriksson, a brilliant brace from Guro Reiten and a landmark 50th Chelsea goal for Bethany England ensured the defending League Cup champions came out on top against the early Women’s Super League leaders.The new-look Conti Cup got off to a blistering start under the west London lights when Eriksson sharply turned the ball in from the opening corner of the game, before Chelsea’s lead was instantly blunted by Arsenal’s Caitlin Foord, only for Guro Reiten to reinstate and extend it, with still only 15 minutes on the clock.Following a flood of attacking football in which nearly every chance ended up as a goal, the hosts eventually asserted our superiority over the Gunners’ possession play and dominated the match, just as we did in last season’s final against the same opposition. We were still only 15 minutes into the encounter. The two teams have locked horns over 25 times, with our last meet being in last year’s Continental League Cup final at Nottingham Forest’s City Ground, with the Blues running out 2-1 victors to clinch the trophy. Foord (8) NEWS & VIDEO This fixture will be played behind closed doors. Despite our dominance Arsenal found the net first through Danielle Van de Donk Our hard work paid off in the second half and England got us back in the game. Chelsea launched our defence of the Continental Tyres Cup with a 4-1 win against Arsenal in a high-tempo, highly entertaining derby at Kingsmeadow. This will also be a 7pm kick-off at Kingsmeadow. Two penalties ensured a dramatic meeting between Chelsea and Manchester City with the Women's Super League champions coming out on top. Chelsea’s lead could have been extended on a number of occasions if only our finishing was up to the usual high standards set by the players. The first-ever competitive meeting between Chelsea and Sevilla will not go down as a classic although both sides are likely to view the draw as a reasonably steady start to their Champions League campaigns, with these the two favourites to top the group. Typically, though, as soon as it started to seem like everything was going to be a goal, nothing was. The game will take place at the Broadfield Stadium at 12.30pm (UK time). Chelsea v Arsenal is one of the most frequent fixtures within women’s top-flight football. Maria Thorisdottir and Ramona Bachmann, who both came on in the later stages of the match, proved to be super substitutes when Bachmann teed up her Norwegian team-mate who slammed a rocket of a shot into the top corner. Eriksson (5) G. Reiten (10 15) B. England (90) 4 1. Caitlin Foord scored a stunner and Malin Gut made her full debut for the club, but they were the only positives from an otherwise frustrating evening. Three goals apiece saw the points shared between Chelsea and Southampton as a stoppage-time equaliser denied the Blues a win at Stamford Bridge. The Blues then travel east to face London City Lionesses for our final group stage match and this encounter will be on Wednesday 18 November with a 7.30pm kick-off. Overall, there were four alterations to their team that beat Bristol City 3-1 on Sunday, their third win out of three so far in the WSL, with former Bayern Munich right-back Leonie Maier making her full debut.With the stands still empty, the atmosphere was a shadow of the usual showdowns between the sides, but from Kingsmeadow to Meadow Park or Wembley – the two biggest clubs in the capital were clearly still stirred by the occasion.The hosts set the attacking standard straight from kick-off, gradually driving our way up the pitch then opening the scoring and unleashing the chaos. It was an extra special night for England youth international Niamh Charles, who made her full debut for the club. Defending Conti Cup (i.e. We take this victory into our league showdown with Manchester City on Sunday of this busy week. England got us underway inside 10 minutes with a wonderful curling effort and three minutes later Kerr opened her Chelsea account with a powerful headed effort. Next there was almost a mirror image of that move at the other end when Kerr was played in through the middle – except that, this time, the rebound fell to Reiten, who smashed it home. Speaking exclusively to Chelsea TV after last night’s 0-0 draw with Sevilla, Christian Pulisic reflected on a job well done defensively and gave an update on his own fitness having now started two games this season. With the largest squad in the WSL at her disposal and three fixtures in quick succession to negotiate, it was no surprise that Emma Hayes opted to rotate.