Emma Hayes’s side’s ability to pick up points when playing their closest challengers helped them win a tight race
You could be forgiven for assuming the Women’s Super League is a one-club show. Four league titles in a row, seven of the past nine (if you include the mini Spring Series of 2017), and three back-to-back doubles suggest a somewhat crushing dominance by Emma Hayes’s Chelsea.
To an extent that is true, the silverware doesn’t lie. However, cut a little below the surface and Chelsea’s dominance has been chipped away at. “This isn’t Arsenal Ladies from 10 to 25 years ago,” said Hayes when asked whether Chelsea’s winning run is good for the league. “This is a different situation. Leagues are not being won five, six, seven games in advance, they’re being won on the last day three years running. As much as it might look like that, it’s a league of margins and we’re the team that has narrowly managed to win it.”
Written by Suzanne Wrack
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2023/may/27/the-story-of-chelseas-remarkable-fourth-consecutive-wsl-title-triumph under the title “The story of Chelsea’s remarkable fourth consecutive WSL title triumph | Suzanne Wrack”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.