Kelly Urges Blue Girls To 'Express Themselves'

Everton Ladies will need to “express themselves' if they are to beat Chelsea in the SSE Women's FA Cup, says Chloe Kelly.

The last time the two sides met was in January when the Londoners earned a comfortable 3-0 win against the Toffees in WSL.

Now, though, Kelly insists the Blue Girls are “out to right the wrongs” of that defeat, beginning with atoning for "individual errors", when they host the defending champions in the fourth round of the competition at Southport's Merseyrail Community Stadium on Sunday 3 February (2pm kick-off).

“There are things we could touch up on and just be a bit better at individually and then that makes the collective performance a bit better," said the striker.

"The Cup draw gives us another chance to test ourselves against one of the best teams in Europe, but it is a chance for us to express ourselves."

The former Arsenal forward, 21, is also looking to add to her international caps. She made her senior debut for England in their 3-0 win against Austria in November, coming on as a substitute and almost marking the occasion with a goal.

However, she was named in the Under-21s squad as the seniors headed to Qatar for a training camp before later pulling out with an ankle injury.

But Kelly is working hard to force her way into Phil Neville's squad, particularly with the World Cup on the horizon.

“I just sponged in all the information [when I was with them last time]," she said. "The level is much higher than I was used to. It was a lot quicker and it wasn’t a case of learning, it was more of a case of what I’ve learnt so far and trying to apply that.

“It was disappointing to pull out of the Under-21s but I’m just working on trying to get my ankle injury right.

"I’m doing my rehab at the moment but I am still trying to learn. I’m watching games back and looking at what I did well and what I can improve on.

"I’m focusing on myself and what I can do better to get there next time."

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