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..and welcome to our stay weblog of the ultimate day of the Women’s Super League season. After months of twists and turns, all of it comes right down to this.

Can Chelsea seal a exceptional fifth straight title to offer Emma Hayes the proper ship off in her remaining recreation in control of the London membership? Or can Manchester City raise their first league title since 2016?

The Blues have a two-goal benefit over City on the high of the desk however face a stern check in opposition to newly topped FA Cup winners Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Gareth Taylor’s aspect arguably have a better fixture away at seventh-placed Aston Villa however face a frightening job of closing that aim distinction hole if they’re to steal Chelsea’s crown.

There’ll be added emotion as Hayes’ 12-year spell as Chelsea supervisor involves an finish this afternoon. Her departure will mark the tip of an period not solely on the Blues but in addition in English girls’s soccer earlier than she takes over the United States girls’s group.

“Winning the title is absolutely huge, it shows what you have done over a consecutive season and the consistency you have played at and everything you have had to play through,” stated Hayes.

“For City they haven’t won since 2016, but for Emma Hayes there is so much riding on it. She is wanting to win that title, they had four they could have won and it all comes down to this trophy for them.”

At the beginning of the month a dejected Hayes admitted the title race was “over” for her aspect when Chelsea dramatically misplaced to Liverpool, which left them six factors adrift of City with two video games in hand.

But their 5-0 thrashing of Bristol – coupled with City’s 2-1 defeat to Arsenal and a scratchy win over Tottenham within the week – has propelled the Blues again to the summit.

City, in the meantime, might be determined to proper the wrongs of their defeat to the Gunners a fortnight in the past and supervisor Gareth Taylor insisted his aspect have been able to put that disappointment behind them.

“The players have dusted themselves down really quickly,” he stated. “There was a feeling of frustration, and probably anger, and that is perfectly fine and perfectly normal. Life gives you another chance on occasions and we know exactly what we have to do. The players are ready, the players are hungry. I can see the light in their eyes and they are ready for this game.”

We’ll be throughout all six fixtures on the ultimate day of the season with common updates from our girls’s soccer reporter, Tom Garrywho might be in place at Old Trafford, whereas Luke Edwardsour northern soccer author, has trekked it right down to the midlands for Aston Villa v Manchester City.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2024/05/18/womens-super-league-chelsea-and-manchester-city-title-race/