Chelsea defender Millie Bright praised her teammates for always finding a way to win after booking their place in the Women’s FA Cup quarter-finals with a 1-0 win over Liverpool.

Guro Reiten’s first-half volley was enough to keep Chelsea’s bid for a domestic treble alive as Emma Hayes’ side got the better of their Barclays FA Women’s Super League rivals.

Liverpool went into the game as one of only two teams to stop Chelsea from securing three points in the league this season and they once again proved tough to break down.

But the Blues emerged triumphant thanks to Reiten’s cleverly taken finish and Bright hailed her team’s performance as Chelsea recorded their fifth win on the bounce.

“It was tough conditions tonight and a tough opponent as well but we are finding a way to win and that’s our strong point,” Bright said.

“Sometimes football is not always pretty but we are getting the wins and getting clean sheets.”

With a clash against Women’s Super League title rivals Manchester City on Sunday and a Continental League Cup final versus Arsenal a week after, Chelsea will be keen to keep their momentum going.

The Blues’ win over Liverpool sets up a last-eight tie with the Reds’ Merseyside rivals, Everton, as they attempt to reach the FA Cup final for the second time in three years.

The first chance of the match fell to Erin Cuthbert, who dribbled with the ball from the halfway line only for her shot from outside of the box to be deflected wide of the Liverpool goal.

Liverpool failed to clear their lines in the 20th minute and a Ji So-Yun shot from the edge of the penalty area forced a fantastic save from Anke Preuss.

Reiten then broke the deadlock in the 26th minute when she smashed the ball past Preuss into the roof of the net with a half-volley after Sophie Ingle headed the ball across the face of goal.

The Reds started to press higher up the pitch but Chelsea continued to have chances with Cuthbert coming close to scoring in the 61st minute, only for her shot to be deflected just wide of the target.

Niamh Charles gave Liverpool their first shot on target and forced Ann-Katrin Berger into action but her shot from outside of the box was not enough to trouble the Chelsea goalkeeper.

And despite their best efforts to find the equaliser, Liverpool continued to come up against a resilient Chelsea defence as the hosts held on to win 1-0 at Kingsmeadow.

Bright admitted that she was not surprised by Liverpool’s defensive display, noting that her team’s attacking threat has made opponents cautious and more difficult to break down She said: “We are a threatening team, we do attack really well and we’ve been scoring a lot of goals so it’s not surprise that teams are doing that [becoming harder to break down].”