Chelsea Women showed that they are still the undisputed queens of womens soccer in England after they beat London rivals Arsenal 2-0 in their FA Cup semifinal clash to setup a final meeting with Manchester City next month.

Womens soccer in England has been dominated by Chelsea in recent times, but that status has been threatened by Arsenal this season especially in the league. Arsenal Women had led the FA Womens Super League (FAWSL) since the start of the season before Chelsea took over some weeks ago. Chelsea are at the top of the league at the moment despite the fact that Arsenal took four points off them in the league this season. In their first league meeting, Arsenal came out on top at the end of a five-goal thriller thanks to a 3-2 victory. The second league meeting between the two teams at the home of Chelsea ended in a goalless draw.


Chelsea showed the Gunners that they are still the best Womens soccer team in England thanks to two second half goals. With the help of the two goals, they were able to secure a final clash with Manchester City. After a goalless affair at the end of the first 45 minutes, Norwegian midfielder Guro Reiten opened the scoring five minutes into the second half before Chinese star Ji So-yun doubled the advantage immediately after the hour mark. Hosts Arsenal had no answer to the goals from the aforementioned Chelsea midfield duo.


For Manchester City, they were the first team to reach the Women’s FA Cup final after beating West Ham United 4-1 with Laura Hemp getting the final two goals. The goals from Hemp came in the second half as she made it a comprehensive win for her team. Ellen White and Chloe Kelly were on the scoresheet in the first half before Lisa Evans pulled one back for the Hammers three minutes from the break.