Chelsea took a big step towards retaining their FA Women’s Super League (WSL) title with the 2-2 draw with nearest challengers Manchester City on Wednesday. Manchester City would have taken the lead in the title race with a win at home to the Blues. Instead, they had to earn a solitary point after coming frombehind twice against the West London giants.
Chelsea sealed their status as the best team in womens soccer in England with the point earned at the home of title rivals Manchester City. Sam Kerr gave the West London giants the lead on 25 minutes but the advantage last for just four minutes due to the equaliser from Lauren Hemp just before the half hour mark.
Chelsea regained the lead five minutes after losing it courtesy the penalty from Pernille Harder. The Blues held on to their second lead until 16 minutes from time when Chloe Kelly equalised for the Citizens. An away win over Manchester City would have taken Chelsea closer to the league title more than a draw.
A win for the Blues in that game would have meant they needed just a win from the final two games to retain their title. With the draw, they need to win the remaining two games to secure the WSL title ahead of Manchester City.
Chelsea will face Tottenham Hotspur in the London Derby away from home in their penultimate league game of the season before playing Reading at home in their last game in the WSL this season. Nearest challengers Manchester City play hosts to Birmingham City in their penultimate WSL game before travelling to London to face West Ham United in their last league game of the season.