Nüsken double gives Chelsea WCL quarter-final advantage in Amsterdam

Chelsea earned a commanding first-leg lead in their Champions League quarter-final with a controlled 3-0 defeat of Ajax in front of a record women’s football crowd in the Netherlands of 35,991 fans.

After a thrilling 3-1 defeat of Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on Friday night, this was a less explosive performance but a well-managed one, with Lauren James scoring the opener and Sjoeke Nüsken scoring twice, mirroring Friday night, as Chelsea earned a fifth win in 16 days – five games into their eight in March.

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