Striker Eniola Aluko insists she is only looking forward – and not back – as she spearheads Chelsea Ladies’ assault on numerous fronts this season, writes Kieran Thomas.

Aluko recently appeared in front of a parliamentary inquiry into her allegations of racism within the FA, with the findings very much in her favour.

And, after scoring twice against Yeovil Town last weekend, the forward anticipates better times to come.

Aluko said: “Safe to say, it has been the most difficult period of my life dealing with everything that has been happening off the pitch.

“That all seems to be done now hopefully – I’d like to move on and do my talking on the pitch.

“It is my job as a forward to score goals and we are scoring goals from a lot of different positions so it is really pleasing.”

The striker’s brace against WSL bottom side Yeovil came as part of a 6-0 thrashing as Chelsea kept hold of top spot, with further doubles from Karen Carney and Crystal Dunn.

The game marked Aluko’s first start of the season and she admitted there was still an element of ring-rust to shake off.

She added: “There is always room to improve as a striker – you are not going to score every chance you get.

“You don’t want to beat yourself up about every chance you miss, as we certainly have a lot of goals within the team.”

The Blues head to Bristol this weekend for a Continental Cup clash, before returning to Kingsmeadow next Wednesday (Nov 8) for a Champions League showdown with Rosengard.

But, despite her two-goal show last weekend, Aluko is not taking her spot for granted.

Aluko said: “We have a big squad and the manager has made it really clear that there are a lot of big games coming up and we all have our part to play.

“Even if you are on the bench you have to be ready, as we are having a game every few days at the moment and that is the way it works.”