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Emma Hayes has Manchester United warning for Chelsea stars after setting new WSL record

Chelsea Women manager Emma Hayes trusts her side will keep standards high and not become complacent after setting a new record.

The Blues recorded a 4-0 victory over Aston Villa in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League and eclipsed Manchester City’s previous record of 31 games unbeaten.

Sam Kerr, Beth England, Pernille Harder and Magdalena Eriksson all got on the scoresheet as Chelsea extended their incredible run and climbed back to the top of the table.

The defending champions last lost a game at Birmingham in January 2019, but the Chelsea boss is still wary of the threats other teams pose.

“We don’t want to get too far ahead of ourselves,” Hayes said. “You learn with the highs and lows of winning and losing that you have to remove all the emotion from that.

“You have to constantly remind yourself of the daily processes you have to go through to get a win.

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“I’m always conscious of not being complacent, of demanding higher standards every time.

“I’ve been able to achieve that because I’ve got a brilliant group of staff around me to help keep those standards high.

“I know that the threats are bigger than they’ve ever been in this game, but I also know the quality that we’ve got amongst us.”

Chelsea sit top of the table on goal difference, and have a game in hand over second-placed Manchester United.

However, with a long way left to go in the season and a jam-packed fixture schedule ahead, Hayes isn’t getting ahead of herself.

She added: “We’re in the leading position, but I’ve learned what’s it like to lead and lose it. I’ve learned what it’s like to be chasing.

“I know that nothing is certain. Everyone knows that the accumulation of games is horrendous for us down the stretch.

“I always think the team that’s not in the Champions League is favourite. I don’t take anything for granted.”

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