Chelsea boss Emma Hayes expects WSL title race to go ‘right up to the final day’

Emma Hayes has Chelsea on course to retain the Women’s Super League title (Bradley Collyer/PA) (PA Wire)

Emma Hayes has Chelsea on study course to keep the Women’s Super League title (Bradley Collyer/PA) (PA Wire)

Chelsea supervisor Emma Hayes expects a thrilling Women’s Tremendous League title race to go to the wire.

The desk-topping Blues, who host Tottenham on Thursday evening, sit just a stage earlier mentioned rivals Arsenal with 3 online games remaining.

Even though Hayes’ defending champions manage their own future, she thinks they have a trickier operate-in and has warned her gamers from complacency.

“Yes, we’re in the driving seat but we haven’t received everything still,” she explained in advance of Spurs’ pay a visit to to Kingsmeadow.

“We want to hold our feet on the ground and retain grafting.

“It’s been a fantastic year. We’ve occur from the place we have to now direct the league likely neck and neck with Arsenal to the wire is what followers want to see.

“And I’m confident that will be the scenario – it will go suitable up to the ultimate day.”

Chelsea experience Tottenham for the second time in 5 times following coming from powering to defeat them 3-1 on Sunday, owning performed for pretty much an hour with 10 players.

With Arsenal not in motion yet again right up until the weekend, a seventh successive Blues victory would open up up a four-position gap at the summit.

Chelsea came from behind to beat Tottenham on Sunday (Kirsty O’Connor/PA) (PA Wire)

Chelsea came from powering to conquer Tottenham on Sunday (Kirsty O’Connor/PA) (PA Wire)

Hayes’ side vacation to Birmingham on Sunday and then entire the marketing campaign at property to Manchester United, whilst the Gunners host Aston Villa and Tottenham before a last-day excursion to West Ham.

“We have the harder operate-in, we just come about to be forward,” claimed Hayes. “Everybody is hunting at our schedule knowing that we have the harder timetable.

“The group need to stay humble in what we’re carrying out. At this stage of the time, having above the line necessitates element and diligence and application of the recreation plans.

“I’ve got to be certain I enforce that as a lot as doable since as considerably as it was a excellent get at the weekend it’s just that: just a win.”

Chelsea were being left dealing with an uphill struggle in opposition to Tottenham at the Hive when goalkeeper Ann-Katrin Berger was despatched off in the 33rd moment with the rating 1-1.

Aims in the ultimate 20 minutes from Sam Kerr and Jessie Fleming attained an essential victory and Hayes thinks fifth-positioned Spurs will be out for revenge.

“When you acquire a recreation in people circumstances, it’s constantly likely to give you a elevate,” she said.

“Tottenham provided a genuinely, seriously complicated video game for us and we dug deep in the second 50 percent but my dilemma to my team is, ‘why did it acquire a sending off for us to do that?’

“I want to see a greater response from the full workforce when we start off with 11.

Tottenham defender Shelina Zadorsky is poised to make her 50th appearance for the club (Adam Davy/PA) (PA Archive)

Tottenham defender Shelina Zadorsky is poised to make her 50th overall look for the club (Adam Davy/PA) (PA Archive)

“Tottenham will be gutted to have 11 gamers and be 1-1 for that duration of time and they will be decided to make that correct this 7 days.”

Tottenham captain Shelina Zadorsky hopes her facet can establish on the encouraging elements of that experience.

“We experienced them on the back again foot at situations, which was good to see,” the Canadian defender advised Spurs Tv.

“Second fifty percent – against a high quality side – the momentum swings and we could have performed far better with our possession.

“I assume it’s on the lookout at the video game and just figuring out how we make it a 90-moment effectiveness for the reason that it was so favourable.”

By Harriet