Fran, Fran, Super Fran…

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Fran Kirby scored a hat-trick as Chelsea Ladies marched past Liverpool into the semis of the Conti Cup


There’s no stopping her. Chelsea Ladies’ nippiest forward, Fran Kirby, claimed the match ball after scoring a hat-trick in the Blues’ 5-1 defeat of Liverpool in the Conti Cup, in front of 1,161 hardy souls braving the cold winds and incessant rain.

Tomorrow (Monday) Chelsea will discover who they will meet in the semi-final of the Continental Tyres Cup.

The Blues were three-up within half an hour, two from Kirby and one from Ramona Bachmann.

Liverpool clawed one back after the restart, but Kirby completed her hat-trick and sub Erin Cuthbert finished to put the icing on the cake.

Manager Emma Hayes, who has revealed she is expecting twins in the summer, was delighted with her players’ effort on such a miserable day, weather-wise.

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