Sam Kerr’s 12 months has already been extraordinary however it’s removed from over with the Women’s Super League crown inside attain tonight and the FIFA Women’s World Cup lower than two months away.
If historical past is something to go by the Matildas’ star will play a vital position in Chelsea’s should win remaining WSL conflict with bottom-placed Reading at 11.30pm (AEST).
Chelsea are simply two factors away from second-placed United, with a objective distinction higher by 5 heading into the ultimate spherical of matches.
If they pull off one other successful efficiency Chelsea will safe their fourth successive WSL title, their second trophy for the 12 months after successful the Women’s FA Cup remaining earlier this month.
Sam Kerr. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)Source: Getty Images
Kerr has had an unimaginable 12 months which included being concerned within the King’s coronation and being named the Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the Year.
While not on high of the golden boot leaderboard she has nonetheless scored 28 objectives throughout all competitions this season.
Their title hangs on Chelsea both successful in opposition to Reading or Manchester United dropping to Liverpool tonight.
Kerr was cautious of pondering too far forward.
“I believe to some individuals it’d look straightforward, however yearly it will get tougher and tougher to win the league,” Kerr stated.
“Anyone that’s concerned in soccer is aware of how laborious it’s to come back again 12 months after 12 months and to remain on the high. So we’re doing every little thing to win on Saturday.”
Chelsea coach Emma Hayes stated it was “enterprise as regular”.
“I believe again to each marketing campaign, we’ve solely received the league by a few factors at greatest, perhaps with a sport to spare someplace alongside the road, so that is simply enterprise as regular for us,” Hayes stated.
Emma Hayes, Manager of Chelsea, appears on. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)Source: Getty Images
“It’s not like we’ve received leagues comfortably up to now, so nothing is totally different from our perspective. We’ve all the time recognized from earlier expertise it goes to the final sport.”
Chelsea go into the Reading conflict in red-hot type, with six successive victories wherein they scored 24 objectives scored and conceded one.
Reading can be relegated until they win, however did take pleasure in a shock 1-0 victory at dwelling to Chelsea final season.
“We don’t take into consideration that. What we take into consideration is we’re precisely the place we wish to be, a place to regulate the end result,” Hayes stated.
“I’ve to maintain reminding the group we’re 90 minutes away from successful the title and all of my power’s centered on doing that.”
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