Chelsea Women have been crowned the Barclays Women Super League Champions for the 2nd year running. The Blues retain their title after beating Reading Women 5-0 on Sunday to add the latest piece of silverware to their cabinet. Reading finish the season in 7th place.
Man City who were hoping for the Blues to slip up on the final day, won 1-0 at West Ham. They end the season in second place, two points behind the Champions.
Chelsea (W) 5-0 Reading (W)
Leupolz opened the scoring a tidy finish that went through goalkeeper Moloney’s legs. Her goal (clocked at just 68 seconds), is the fastest goal scored in the Women’s Super League this season. The Blues had to wait till the closing stages of the first half to get their second goal and put the tie to bed. It came through Fran Kirby who would add another in the second half.
Top scorer Sam Kerr got in on the act, before Erin Cuthbert rounded up the scoring to seal a memorable day for the Blues who have now won two trophies this campaign, (The League Cup and the Women Super League).
4 – @ChelseaFCW have been crowned champions of the @BarclaysFAWSL for a record fourth time, overtaking London rivals Arsenal (3). The Blues are the first back-to-back top-flight champions since Liverpool in 2013 & 2014. Heritage. pic.twitter.com/dxdmlwIMbh
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) May 9, 2021
Australian forward Sam Kerr who finished as the WSL golden boot winner. Her 6th golden boot in 5 years and across 3 continents. She scoops the golden boot award having scored 21 league goals, while teammate Ann-Kathrin Berger went home with the Golden gloves having kept 12 clean sheets.
“It’s a dream come true, they’re amazing,” Kerr told BBC Radio 5 Live when asked what it is like to play in this Chelsea side.
“This probably means the most to me out of all my golden boots – I feel like a lot of people said I had to come to Europe to prove myself and here it is.”
Quadruple dream alive
Emma Hayes’ side are still on course to win an unprecedented quadruple. With the WSL title and the League Cup secured, the Blues could add the Women’s Champions League and the FA Cup before the end of the month.