In her debut for Chelsea, Kerr was on the receiving end of a reckless tackle from Reading goalkeeper Grace Moloney which resulted in lengthy care and a card for the superstar striker of Australia.

Kerr recovered to have a hand in Chelsea’s first two goals since the London club came from behind to claim a 3-1 victory.

Former midfielder Alicia Ferguson-Cook, who played Millwall Lionesses to get a season during her own playing career, says opposition players will utilize to test Kerr.

“Obviously she’s likely to be a target,” Ferguson-Cook informed SEN.

“The fantastic thing for her (Kerr) is that she’s got a strike spouse in Beth England who you would not need to mess too much with.

“She is going to be targeted because folks will want to check her and see what she is made from.”

Ferguson-Cook, who suggested Kerr might be a little overwhelmed by the reception she has received in England, says it was an impressive debut from the former W-League star despite some uncharacteristic misses.

“It was a fantastic introduction,” she explained.

“Sammy might have been somewhat disappointed. She had a few opportunities to score goals and she didn’t get those, but she seemed sharp after only a week with the team.”

Next up for Kerr and Chelsea is a match against Bristol City, kicking off on Monday (AEDT).