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Chelsea a win away from the title, Women’s Super League, Matchday 22

It all comes down to the Women’s Super League, Matchday 22. It’s all what we could wish for. The last matchday will decide who will become a new Super League champion. Can Chelsea preserve their two point lead in front of Manchester City?

After 21 matches, 2 points separate leading Chelsea and Manchester City. City’s only loss in the season is against the Blues in Matchday 4, while Chelsea surprisingly lost at home against Brighton in Matchday 14.

Londoners will host Reading on Sunday. The Royals are currently on the 6th place, tied with 7th placed Brighton. In Matchday 11, Fran Kirby scored four goals against Reading for a comfortable 5-goal win. If Chelsea repeat the performance from January, nobody can take their title away.

On the other side, Manchester City have to win in London against West Ham to keep their hopes alive. Meanwhile, they will keep their fingers crossed for Chelsea to drop some points. The Hammers are currently 9th, but the differences are small at the bottom of the standings, so they will be motivated to keep or even improve their position.

If Chelsea lose against Reading and City win, the Citizens will be new WSL champions. In case of Chelsea’s draw, the goal difference will be decisive. Interestingly, the teams scored exactly the same amount of goals so far (64) but Chelsea conceded 3 less (10 vs. 13). Taking that into account, if Chelsea draw, Manchester City have to win by at least 4 goals to become the champions.

But if Manchester City win by 3 goals (thus the same goal difference), it will all come down to goals scored in the season, where teams are currently tied. That means that if City were to win by 3 goals, they have to score more goals and Chelsea in their draw.

At the other end of the standings, Bristol City still have their hopes alive to avoid relegation to the Championship. To do so, currently trailing by 2 points, their third win of the season will be necessary against Brighton. At the same time, a point would probably be enough for Aston Villa against Arsenal due to Bristol’s poor goal difference.

There is still a lot at stake in the last Women’s Super League Matchday. Throughout the history football presented us with numerous surprises and amazing stories. Can we expect some new ones on Sunday’s afternoon?

Women’s Super League Matchday 22 of 22, Sunday, 9th of May at 15.30 CET

Arsenal – Aston Villa

Birmingham City – Tottenham

Brighton – Bristol City

West Ham United – Manchester City

Manchester United – Everton

Chelsea – Reading FC

 

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