Chelsea Women 8-0 Bristol City: 3 takeaways, Reiten thrusts Blues back into title race

Some said it was done and dusted, even Emma Hayes. Thanks to some help from Arsenal, and a class display by Chelsea in the final match at Kingsmeadow this season, the Blues revived the possibility of a fifth straight Women's Super League title.
Chelsea FC  v Bristol City - Barclays Women´s Super League
Chelsea FC v Bristol City - Barclays Women´s Super League / Warren Little/GettyImages
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3. Guro Reiten was absolutely magnificent, leading the charge in the hunt for goals

Erling Haaland wasn't the only Norwegian with a four-goal weekend. It's no secret that this hasn't been the same Guro Reiten that ran away with our Player of the Season award in the last campaign. You can point to a few things as reasons for that. Don't get us wrong, that player we saw from last season is still in there. In the moments when you need someone to step up, Reiten takes the initiative.

After interestingly not starting in Liverpool in the mid-week, the Norweigan came out with vengeance down the left flank. Even with the fact that we're going to take it with a grain of salt due to the opponent, this was a flat-out masterful display on the wing, willing the home outfit into an advantage on goal difference. It looked like the Reiten in the run in last year who was directly involved in six goals in the last five WSL games last May.

How about that passion to go along with some of those finishes? Proper Chels? I think so. It was the third time since she made her way to London in 2019 that she tallied at least four goal involvements in a WSL or Champions League fixture. Reiten put all four of her shots on target while creating a game-high six chances. Shockingly, this was the first outing since February that No. 11 in blue had found the back of the net in the English top flight.

The finish on 56' was far and away the best of the lot. After receiving a line-breaking pass from Nathalie Björn, the Robins for some reason didn't step for Reiten at the top of the box. You just felt like the wand of a left foot was going to punish the opposition. And it did. Bentley stood no chance whatsoever as Reiten's strike hit off the post and in. It was a performance of a future captain, if we're being honest.