Chelsea captain Magda Eriksson - Arsenal Women v Chelsea Women FAWSL football match, Meadow Park Stadium, Borehamwood, UK - 15 Nov 2020 Photo: Kunjan Malde for The FA

‘This trophy ranks the highest’ – Chelsea’s Eriksson on the importance of Conti Cup success

Chelsea defender Magda Eriksson says that winning the FA Women’s Continental League Cup is currently her highest priority.

The Blues are aiming to lift the trophy for a second time when they face underdogs Bristol City in this year’s final at Watford’s Vicarage Road this afternoon.

Chelsea are aiming for the quadruple this season with the club still competing in all European and domestic competitions. When speaking in The Blues’ pre-match press conference in which FAWSL Full-Time were present, Eriksson said that it is winning the FA Women’s Continental League Cup this afternoon that is currently her top priority.

“For me, this trophy ranks the highest because it is the next game,” Eriksson said. “You always take things one game at a time and the next game is always the most important.

“It is the Continental Cup final so for me, it means everything.

“We love play in these games. This is why we work so hard in training every day, to play in these finals.

“The whole team are really excited.”

Should Eriksson feature for The Blues this afternoon, she is likely to come up against in-form Bristol City forward Ebony Salmon and the Swede is well-aware of the threat posed by the newly-capped England international.

“She has some amazing qualities and she is in really good form at the moment,” said Eriksson when speaking about Salmon. “That is always a test in itself, when you are playing against a confident striker.

“She’s rapid, she’s a very good counter attacking player and she is always ready for the ball to be played in behind.

“I think that as a team, we have to be on our toes for the entire game.”

Eriksson could make her first appearance in a Chelsea shirt for over a month this afternoon with the defender having recently overcome a knock.

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