Emma Hayes described Maren Mjelde as “special” after the right-back made her long-awaited return to duty in Chelsea’s Women’s Champions League thrashing of Servette 7-0.
Mjelde made her first appearance for Chelsea since suffering an ACL injury in March during the League Cup final, coming on in the 66th minute with Chelsea already seven up. After Wolfsburg’s 2-2 draw against Juventus, Chelsea now leads Group A.
“The work she’s done, and what the medical team and technical team have done with her – the effort that’s been put in, it was an emotional moment for her. She’s a Rolls-Royce of a footballer,” said Hayes.
The Swiss champions’ head coach, Éric Sévérac, had previously characterized facing Chelsea as “up against a mountain,” but the reality was even worse. The Servette players were held back not only by their own constraints, but also by the mountain, which produced landslide after landslide, increasing the task’s difficulty with each step.
Chelsea were merciless, relentless, and put on a show that stunned the over 12,000 spectators in attendance at the Stade de Genève while also leaving them enthralled by the exceptional talent on display.
source : Guardian sport