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Champions Chelsea celebrate in style

An emphatic 5-0 victory over Reading was enough for Chelsea to seal back-to-back Women's Super League titles for the first time, with the satisfaction of winning the league on the pitch following last season's point-per-game curtailment.

Although the fixture was too soon to see the return of fans inside Kingsmeadow, a large group gathered outside the ground to join in the...

Football, women's football, women's sport

On the verge: Chelsea close in on Women's Super League title

A 2-0 victory against Tottenham, just four days after qualifying for the Champions League final, has left Chelsea in charge of their own destiny going into the final weekend of the Women's Super League season.

Sam Kerr scored both goals as the Blues move back above Manchester City to the top of the table with a two-point buffer between them. That means Chelsea need to beat Reading at...

Women's football, women's sport, Lyon, football, England, France

Chelsea beat Bayern Munich to reach first Champions League final

Chelsea recovered from defeat in the first leg against Bayern Munich to win 4-1 at Kingsmeadow in the second leg, 5-3 on aggregate, to secure a first-ever appearance in the Champions League final.

Only late goals from Pernille Harder and Fran Kirby prevented the tie from going to extra time, the Blues leading 2-1 after Kirby and Ji So-yun scoring either side of a superb strike from...

Chelsea, women's football, football,

Chelsea prepare for biggest week in their history

Chelsea are preparing for the biggest seven days in the club's history, which could culminate in a shot at sporting immortality.

The Blues need to overturn a 2-1 deficit when they play Bayern Munich in the second leg of their Champions League semi-final on Sunday. Then follows the Blues' final two fixtures in the Women's Super League - away at Tottenham before finishing their...

Chelsea, women's football, football,

Hayes hails below-best Blues in title decider

Chelsea remained in charge of their own destiny after holding Manchester City to a 2-2 draw to stay two points clear at the top of the Women's Super League with two games to play.

Victory for City would have seen the sides swap places at the top going into the final weeks of the season but the Blues were able to control the match, despite not being anywhere near their best.

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women's sport, funding

What does the Super League mean for women's football?

It could so easily have been overlooked. A throwaway line, or so it appeared, in the new European Super League's press statement released late on Sunday night.

"As soon as practicable after the start of the men’s competition, a corresponding women’s league will also be launched, helping to advance and develop the women’s game."

Enough to sow seeds of doubt and accusation but...

Women, women's football, summer sport

Chelsea into Champions League last four but Manchester City are out

An impressive 3-0 second-leg victory against Wolfsburg saw Chelsea safely through to the semi-finals of the Women's Champions League in what manager Emma Hayes described as the best result in the club's history.

Taking a 2-1 lead from the first leg into the tie, the Women's Super League leaders soon found themselves under pressure against last season's losing finalists. However,...

Steph Houghton England Women's Football Lionesses

Houghton out, James missing from England squad for France and Canada friendlies

England captain Steph Houghton will miss the Lionesses' fixtures against France and Canada in April as she continues her recovery from an Achilles injury.

Uncapped Niamh Charles has been named in Hege Riise's squad along with Millie Turner but there's no room for Turner's Manchester United teammate Lauren James.

Riise said: "She's a player that we follow [but] due to injury...

Women's football, women's sport, Lyon, football, England, France

Champions League review: Harder hurts her former team but City struggle

Chelsea will take a battling 2-1 lead into the second leg of their Women's Champions League quarter-final against Wolfsburg. It was the Blues' first victory against the German side in their last seven meetings but it was far from straightforward.

Wolfsburg hit the woodwork twice and had another shot saved off the line before Sam Kerr opened the scoring.

Pernille Harder, who...

Chelsea, women's football, football,

Mjelde injury takes shine off Chelsea's Conti Cup win

Chelsea successfully defended their Continental Tyres League Cup title with a 6-0 victory at Vicarage Road against Bristol City, but the match was marred by a serious injury to defender Maren Mjelde.

Although the Norway international tweeted that the knee injury was not as bad as first feared, she will be out for the rest of the season.

Despite Mjelde's distress, the Blues...

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