West London giants Chelsea are still the top team in womens soccer in English football after they retained their FA Women’s Super League (WSL) title.
The Blues needed to beat Reading at home on the final day of the WSL this season to see off the Citizens to retain their league title and they did that in style with five goals without reply. The Royals were beaten 5-0 at Stamford Bridge by Chelsea.
German midfielder Melanie Leupolz gave the Blues an early lead. It took her just two minutes to settle the nerves and give Chelsea the lead to set the West Londoners on their way to an important win. England international Fran Kirkby extended the Blues’ lead two minutes before the end of the first half to give his team a 2-0 lead at the break.
Kirkby completed his brace on 57 minutes to edge the Blues 3-0 ahead before two goals from league’s topscorer Samantha Kerr and second half substitute Erin Cuthbert wrapped up a convincing victory for Chelsea. The win ensured that the Blues sealed the league title by finishing two points ahead of Manchester City who also won on the final day of the season.
Manchester City had to work for their slim 1-0 win at the home of West Ham United. Ellen White came up with the goods for the away team on 75 minutes. The Citizens missed out on the WSL title by just two points as they finished as the second best team in womens soccer in English football.
Chelsea are the best club in womens soccer in England and they have the opportunity to become the best club on the European football scene with the Champions League final on the horizon. The Blues will face Spanish champions Barcelona in that final.