Chelsea Ladies have already loved exceptional success within the 2020-21 marketing campaign and have the chance to cement their standing as one of many best groups of all time within the coming weeks. Underneath the management of Emma Hayes, the Blues sealed the Barclays Ladies’s Tremendous League title earlier this month with a powerful 5-0 victory in opposition to Studying, whereas in addition they bought their fingers on the FA Ladies’s Continental League Cup to finish the league and cup double.
Led by the spectacular duo of Fran Kirby and Sam Kerr, Chelsea have scored objectives for enjoyable and damaged a number of information prior to now few months. Having began the season with a powerful 2-0 victory in opposition to Manchester Metropolis within the FA Ladies’s Group Defend, Chelsea set off on a run of 12 video games unbeaten — 23 together with final season — earlier than finally being crushed 2-1 by Brighton & Hove Albion in February.
That was Chelsea’s solely loss within the WSL, as they completed the season with 57 factors, two factors behind second-placed Manchester Metropolis. Emma Hayes and co additionally broke the file for objectives scored and most factors in a season, capping off a historic league marketing campaign.
Fran Kirby and Sam Kerr have undoubtedly been in gorgeous type this season, with the previous cementing her standing as one in all Chelsea’s best ever seasons since her comeback in opposition to Manchester Metropolis. Nonetheless, a number of different Blues stars have enhanced their reputations this season with a string of magnificent shows, indicating that Hayes has constructed a aspect that has matchwinners throughout the pitch.
Magdalena Eriksson has marshaled the protection immaculately because the begin of the season, whereas her management qualities have additionally been on present a number of instances. Ann-Katrin Berger is extensively considered probably the greatest goalkeepers on this planet, and the German worldwide has proved her value with commanding performances between the sticks.
As for the UEFA Ladies’s Champions League, Chelsea have brushed groups within the knockout levels and have seemed like a power to be reckoned with. Portuguese aspect Benfica have been hammered 8-0 on mixture within the Spherical of 32, whereas Chelsea recorded a 3-1 victory in opposition to Atletico Madrid within the Spherical of 16.
Wolfsburg have been dispatched comfortably by an mixture scoreline of 5-1 within the quarterfinals, whereas German giants Bayern Munich have been additionally crushed dwelling and away, with the combination scoreline studying 6-2 in favor of the Blues over two legs.
Very similar to Chelsea, Barcelona, too, have received the league title in addition to the League Cup. Neither aspect has received the UEFA Ladies’s Champions League, so an thrilling recreation could possibly be on the playing cards on the Gamla Ullevi Stadium in Sweden later right this moment. The sport is ready to kick off on seventeenth Could, 00:30 hours IST and could be streamed on the fifth Stand app and the official Chelsea web site.