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Title race: Chelsea extend their lead at the top

Emma Hayes’ side flew to the top of the WSL, after Jess Carter, Lauren James and Guro Reiten secured the Blues the three points.

The 2022/23 WSL season has been nothing but excitement from the get go.

Week 1 saw Chelsea’s first loss of the season against new WSL side Liverpool, which now upon reflection has had little impact on their top position, two clear points ahead of Manchester United.

With a 3-2 victory against Spurs, despite Tottenham’s new signing Bethany England’s efforts, they secure the title as of now.

Manchester United and Arsenal fell just short of the 3 points, when both teams drew 0-0. Everton and West Ham did well to secure a point each, which places the Hammers in 7th whilst Everton sit in 5th.

After another successful game for Manchester City, in which Leicester struggled to gain any more points than their win over Brighton, the gap between them and the Gunners has been minimised. Jonas Eidevall’s side have a game in hand, which is set to be crucial to secure a European spot.

Down the other side of the table, a couple of wins for Leicester City, Reading or Brighton in the next few weeks may be the difference between relegation to the Women’s Championship or survival for another season in the Women’s Super League.

Next weekend is a chance for teams to catch up on games, which will provide a realistic view of what club will lift the trophy.

Manchester City and Arsenal will go head to head- two sides that have shown real promise to be title contenders- which will prove to be an exciting game, as the team that gains the points will increase their chance of competing in the Champions League.

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