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Summary

  1. Goals from Drew Spence and Fran Kirby give Chelsea 2-0 half-time lead
  2. Maren Mjelde scores twice for the Blues after the break
  3. Magdalena Eriksson and Gilly Flaherty also on target

Live Reporting

By Steve Marshall

All times stated are UK

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  1. See you next week....

    FT: Chelsea Ladies 6-0 Bristol City Women

    That's all we have time for you this afternoon. Thanks for joining us.

    We'll be back with more WSL 1 action next weekend as Manchester City Women face Arsenal Women on Saturday (12:30 BST).

    Until then, goodbye.

  2. FULL-TIME

    Chelsea Ladies 6-0 Bristol City Women

    What a comprehensive way for Chelsea to start the season!

    They proved far too good for Bristol City in the end, with four goals in the second half.

    This was Chelsea's fourth of the afternoon, scored by Sweden international Magdalena Eriksson.

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    Video caption: Eriksson adds a fourth for Chelsea
  3. GOAL Chelsea Ladies 6-0 Bristol City Women

    Gilly Flaherty

    Gilly Flaherty isn't going to miss those.

    Magdalena Eriksson's free-kick is flicked on and Sophie Baggaley can only palm it to Flaherty, who taps in from almost on the goal-line.

    The goal came moments after Eni Aluko also drew a save from Baggaley on the counter-attack.

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    Video caption: Flaherty scores Chelsea's sixth goal
  4. GOAL Chelsea Ladies 5-0 Bristol City Women

    Maren Mjelde

    A clinical counter-attack by Chelsea as Gemma Davison bursts clear.

    She could go herself but instead plays it to Maren Mjelde, who is left with a tap-in.

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    Video caption: Maren Mjelde makes it 5-0
  5. Post update

    Chelsea Ladies 4-0 Bristol City Women

    Lauren Hemp has been Bristol City's biggest threat this afternoon and she shows great strength again as she battles with the Chelsea defence.

    She's reluctant to shoot on her right foot and instead tees up Carla Humphrey, whose shot is straight at Hedvig Lindahl.

  6. SUBSTITUTION

    Chelsea Ladies 4-0 Bristol City Women

    Another change for Bristol City as teenager Lily Woodham comes on in place of Belgium international Yana Daniels.

    According to Wales' Helen Ward, who is summarising on this game on our live stream, Woodham has "frightening" ability. Sounds like a talent.

  7. GOAL Chelsea Ladies 4-0 Bristol City Women

    Magdalena Eriksson

    Finally Chelsea have their fourth, and it's a goal on debut for Magdalena Eriksson as the midfielder heads in a corner from close range.

    The Sweden international won the set-piece initially as her shot from the edge of the box was deflected wide.

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    Video caption: Eriksson adds a fourth for Chelsea
  8. SUBSTITUTION

    Chelsea Ladies 3-0 Bristol City Women

    Chelsea make their last change as Eni Aluko comes on in place of Fran Kirby.

  9. GREAT SAVE!

    Chelsea Ladies 3-0 Bristol City Women

    So close to 4-0 for Chelsea!

    Karen Carney's corner picks out the unmarked Gilly Flaherty, whose header looks destined to loop in before Sophie Baggaley leaps to tip it over the bar.

    Fabulous save from the young keeper, who is on loan from Birmingham City Ladies.

  10. Post update

    Chelsea Ladies 3-0 Bristol City Women

    There's 15 minutes left at Kingsmeadow and Chelsea are heading for an opening-day win.

    This fabulous goal from Maren Mjelde early in the second half made it 3-0 to the Spring Series winners.

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    Video caption: Mjelde finishes great team move to extend Chelsea's lead
  11. SUBSTITUTION

    Chelsea Ladies 3-0 Bristol City Women

    Changes for both sides.

    Hannah Blundell is replaced by Scotland's Erin Cuthbert for Chelsea, while Bristol City bring on Poppy Wilson in place of Julia Biesmans.

  12. Post update

    Chelsea Ladies 3-0 Bristol City Women

    How did Chelsea not score there?

    Ji So Yun collects Gemma Davison's cross and turns and twists the Bristol City defence this way and that.

    For some reason, she doesn't shoot and instead tries to tee up Maren Mjelde but the ball runs away from the midfielder.

  13. Post update

    Chelsea Ladies 3-0 Bristol City Women

    Chances have been few and far between for Bristol City but that was one.

    Chelsea are caught out by a huge clearance from Sophie Baggaley and Lauren Hemp races away.

    She tries to clip the ball past Hedvig Lindahl with her left foot but the effort lacks the power to trouble the Blues goalkeeper.

  14. Listen to Yeovil v Man City

    Chelsea Ladies 3-0 Bristol City Women

    Nikita Parris

    This afternoon's other three WSL 1 games are about to kick-off as Arsenal Women host Birmingham City Ladies and Reading Women entertain Sunderland Women.

    Manchester City, who won the WSL 1 title in 2016, also open their campaign this afternoon at Yeovil and you can listen to BBC Somerset commentary of that match.

    WSL 1: Yeovil v Man City

    Listen to BBC Somerset commentary as Yeovil host Man City in the Women's Super League.

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  15. SUBSTITUTION

    Chelsea Ladies 3-0 Bristol City Women

    Chelsea are the first to look to their bench and the introduction of Ji So Yun for Drew Spence only emphasises the Blues' strength in depth.

    You sense there will be no let up for Bristol City.

  16. Post update

    Chelsea Ladies 3-0 Bristol City Women

    This could be a long final half an hour or so for Bristol City.

    To be fair to the visitors, they've tried to keep playing but they've lacked a real cutting edge.

  17. GOAL Chelsea Ladies 3-0 Bristol City Women

    Maren Mjelde

    Brilliant, brilliant goal from Chelsea.

    Gemma Davison is at the heart of the move and her cross to the far post is met with a cushioned header by Karen Carney into the path of the onrushing Maren Mjelde.

    The defensive midfielder touches the ball on with her knee to escape the Bristol City defence before slotting the ball home.

    That was a tremendous move.

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    Video caption: Mjelde finishes great team move to extend Chelsea's lead
  18. Post update

    Chelsea Ladies 2-0 Bristol City Women

    Chelsea fancy a third here as first Maria Thorisdottir and then Drew Spence send crosses flashing across the Bristol City six-yard box.

    They were both enticing deliveries and only needed a touch. A let off for the visitors.

  19. YELLOW CARD

    Chelsea Ladies 2-0 Bristol City Women

    Chelsea respond immediately as Fran Kirby skips down the left and sends in a low cross that Karen Carney can't quite convert.

    Lauren Hemp then becomes the first player to be shown a yellow card for hacking down Chelsea's Gemma Davison.

  20. Post update

    Chelsea Ladies 2-0 Bristol City Women

    A purposeful start to the second half from Bristol City as they win possession inside the Chelsea half.

    Lauren Hemp drives forward but her shot takes a deflection on its way through to Hedvig Lindahl.