Chelsea Ladies thrashed Sunderland Ladies to move two points behind Women’s Super League One leaders Manchester City Women.
Left-back Claire Rafferty’s crisp, far-post volley put Chelsea ahead, before she poked in to double the lead.
Gemma Davison’s low finish made it 3-0, Millie Bright added a long-range fourth after half-time and Ji So-Yun tucked in the fifth for the defending champions.
Sunderland have now conceded 16 goals in the past four league matches.
The Lady Black Cats, who beat Chelsea 4-0 at home in the league last year, were second best throughout.
They have now lost four consecutive games, including a 5-1 loss defeat at Arsenal on Saturday.
Carlton Fairweather’s side have not won a league match since July and remain three points above bottom club Doncaster Rovers Belles, who have four games in hand.
Chelsea could have increased their winning margin, but England winger Karen Carney struck the post in the first half.
Source: BBC Football Read Original Article: Chelsea Ladies hammer winless Sunderland