Eniola Aluko starred as Chelsea Ladies kept a grip on top spot in the Women’s Super League by thrashing Yeovil Town 6-0 at Kingsmeadow.

England international Aluko, making her first start of the season, struck twice in her first action since appearing in front of a parliamentary inquiry into alleged racism at the FA, with further goals coming courtesy of braces from Karen Carney and Crystal Dunn.

Blues boss Emma Hayes, fresh from signing a three-and-a-half-year contract extension at the club, made seven changes from the recent Champions League triumph against Bayern Munich.

Within a minute the hosts had fashioned their first effort, Erin Cuthbert heading wide Dunn’s teasing cross.

It was Dunn who grabbed the first goal, turning home Cuthbert’s low cross from close range in the eighth minute.

The visitors, propping up the WSL table, were offering precious little in attack, Chelsea dominating both possession and territory.

The Blues doubled their lead before the 20-minute mark, Aluko lashing home after Cuthbert weaved her way into the box.

Within minutes it was 3-0, Carney nodding home Dunn’s inch-perfect cross past stranded Yeovil keeper Megan Walsh.

Almost immediately Dunn added the fourth, tucking home after Walsh had parried Ji So-Yun’s close-range shot.

The Londoners took their foot off the gas after that, although Aluko threatened again before the break when she struck the frame of the goal from a tight angle.

Seconds after the restart Dunn came close to claiming her hat-trick, striking the bar with an angled drive after good work from Cuthbert.

By the hour-mark the game had gone pretty flat, Chelsea’s early impetus fizzling out despite a glut of possession.

That all changed in the 64th minute though, Carney receiving the ball outside the box, turning and thumping the ball past Walsh from range.

Aluko was next on the scoresheet, notching her second as she sidefooted Carney’s free-kick home from eight yards out.

Chelsea travel to Bristol City this weekend in the Continental Cup, before returning to Kingsmeadow on November 8th to face Rosengard in the Champions League (kick-off 7.05pm).