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Blues back at the top of WSL with victory

Emma Hayes is determined to enjoy the thrill of a title race on the line in her final days as Chelsea boss.

Following their defeat to Barcelona in the Champions League, Chelsea’s hopes of winning a trophy to mark Hayes’ final season in charge looked slim ahead of the WSL season.

Still, Manchester City’s defeat to Arsenal, combined with an 8-0 win for Chelsea over Bristol City last time out, has given the Blues a big chance.

With the goal difference having swung in Chelsea’s favor, victory over Tottenham on Wednesday would see Hayes’ team go into the final day of the WSL season in first place.

And while the pressure is on, Hayes is eager to have fun as she enjoys her final matches of a 12-year tenure.

“I’m going to enjoy being in this position,” Hayes said.

“It’s not often you get into a position where you’re competing for a title in the last two games of a season. For those of us who have won titles, we know how difficult it is.

“I’m happy to be in the position we’re in. I know we have two tough games, but I’m looking forward to it.

“You can’t win everything all the time. But to be able to fight for our fifth title in five years, I would like to see another team do that in the next five years. The reason I say that is no one really understands how hard it is to keep winning.

“To be able to compete for that, that’s all I wanted the team to play. I just want them to enjoy the next two games.”

Tottenham have lost all eight WSL matches against Chelsea by an aggregate score of 20–5, with the Blues the only team Spurs have never won at least a point against in the competition.

Chelsea have now lost three games in the WSL this season, their most since they also recorded three defeats during the 2016 season.

After facing Spurs, Chelsea end the season with a trip to FA Cup winners Manchester United, while City face Aston Villa in their final match.