Chelsea Women won their first ever Continental Cup title in the clubs history after defeating Arsenal Women 2-1 at the City Ground in Nottingham.
After the match, a number of the players took to social media to express their delight at how proud and happy they are at being the history makers.
This is what they had to say:
First off- we will start with match winner and player of the match Bethany England who took to twitter to express how delighted she was to be part of the club.
The second player who really stood out for the Blues yesterday and who was a key element in the victory was 29-year-old goalkeeper Ann-Katrin Berger who took to Instagram to post her delight at winning her first ever major trophy!
Match winner Bethany England also individually praised the star performance of Chelsea’s number 30.
— Bethany England (@Bethany_Eng15) March 1, 2020
Into the defence and Maren Mjelde was the player who got Chelsea to the final after her only goal in the semi-final to defeat Manchester United Women.
Not only that was significant in Chelsea’s cup success this season- but the 30-year-old also provided two assists for both goals yesterday.
This is what she had to say on Twitter after that win.
That winning feeling. Love my team 💙 pic.twitter.com/UDLD1LBPOk
— Maren Mjelde (@MarenMjelde) February 29, 2020
Onto the centre-backs who both had busy games yesterday dealing with the Arsenal pressure especially in the second half, and captain Magdalena Eriksson praised the performance of defensive partner Millie Bright.
— Magdalena Eriksson (@MagdaEricsson) February 29, 2020
Millie Bright herself who was probably the stand-out performer of the two centre-backs demonstrated her blossoming friendship with Eriksson in one of her social media posts after the game.
— Millie Bright (@Mdawg1bright) February 29, 2020
The last person in the back four Jonna Andersson had a solid game yesterday. Her cross from the left-hand side played a big part in the first Chelsea goal of the day.
This is what the Swedish International posted on Instagram after the match.
Into the midfield now and probably the standout performer was Norwegian International Guro Reiten who had a really busy game yesterday.
This is what the 25-year-old posted on Instagram after the game.
Another key component of the midfield was Wales International Sophie Ingle who had a mixed game yesterday. A really solid first half and quite a shaky second as Arsenal dominated most of the midfield battle in the second period.
This is what the 28-year-old posted on Twitter post victory.
CONTI CUP WINNERS 2020 🏆🏆 pic.twitter.com/RLxyjKwADw
— Sophie Ingle (@sophieingle01) March 1, 2020
One player who didn’t standout as much was attacking midfielder Jo So-Yun who had a quite quiet game for the Blues last night.
And as a result was taken off the pitch. But she has been brilliant for large parts of this season already so a one off day doesn’t define the 29-year-olds impact on the team.
Unfortunately, the South Korean International hasn’t posted anything on social media yet, but that could change throughout today.
Into the attack, and Sam Kerr played a big role in the winner yesterday. This is how she helped the Blues win the trophy with her eagerness to run off the ball all game but especially in this moment:
— Barclays FA Women's Super League (@BarclaysFAWSL) February 29, 2020
This is what the Australian International had to say after winning her first major honour with the Blues since joining in the summer.
LFFFFFFGGGGGGGG! 🔵💙 https://t.co/zEDDDgrQwg
— Sam Kerr (@samkerr1) February 29, 2020
Onto the subs now and Norwegian International Maria Thorisdottir dedicated this years Continetal Cup final success to her long journey from returning from injury.
Yesterday was a night full of emotions. Being injured almost the whole season has been very tough. All the hard work you’ve put down every single day is because of moments like this! Im so proud of this team💙 1/3🏆✅ pic.twitter.com/yRnG09CR6r
— Maria Thorisdottir (@MariaThorisdott) March 1, 2020
The final sub of the final Drew Spence has struggled with getting minutes this season for the Blues, so her dedication and tendency not to moan at lack of game time is honourable to say the least.
This is what she posted on Instagram.
And finally we can’t forget the manager Emma Hayes who dedicated the success of this years Continental Cup to her adorable son.
My king. This is for you baby boy x I hope mummy makes you proud. To my team, resilience is learned but only if you’re willing to open your heart to the truth. Best team lost, the most resilient one won. To the fans, you make us proud to represent. #weknowwhoweare pic.twitter.com/xhecEd0pwW
— Emma Hayes MBE (@emmahayes1) February 29, 2020
Could this be the start of a historic treble winning season for the Blues? We will have to wait and see, but the first signs are good…