Chelsea 2-1 Tottenham – WSL: Player ratings as Kerr heads Blues closer to WSL title

Chelsea are two games away from retaining their WSL crown after their 2-1 victory over Tottenham at Kingsmeadow – their second win over Spurs in the space of four days.

Emma Hayes’ side will lift the WSL title for the third successive season if they win their remaining two matches after goals from Beth England and Sam Kerr saw them to victory on Thursday evening.

In a game that Chelsea dominated for large spells, Kerr, Magdalena Eriksson and Pernille Harder all came close to giving the Blues the lead before England – sacrificed on Sunday following Ann-Katrin Berger’s dismissal – opened the scoring after 19 minutes. Erin Cuthbert opted to play a short corner, Jonna Andersson whipped in a wicked left-footed cross and England headed home.

Chelsea continued to dominate, with Guro Reiten and Andersson wreaking havoc down the left flank – the former drawing a good save from Tinja-Riikka Korpela after being played in by Harder.

But on the stroke of half time, Spurs equalized with their first sighting of goal, Kerys Harrop cleverly flicking Kyah Simon’s free kick into the net.

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