Sam Kerr: Chelsea are ready to ‘grind’ to WSL title win after edging past Tottenham

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Sam Kerr says Chelsea are prepared to “grind” their way to the Women’s Super League title after battling past Tottenham last night.

Emma Hayes’ side were not at their best against Spurs but Beth England and Kerr’s goals, either side of Kerys Harrop equalising for Spurs, secured them a vital 2-1 win.

It means Chelsea are now four points clear of Arsenal at the top of the WSL with two matches to go, although the Gunners have a game in hand.

“They (Tottenham) have taken big points off big clubs this year, so we knew it wasn’t going to be easy,” said Kerr.

“They’re a good team so it does feel like a good three points, but any win is an important win now. There are two games to go and we’re just going to grind through. If we get all six points we’re champions.”

Chelsea’s win last night has put pressure on Arsenal, who are trying to catch the Blues in the final stretch.

They have a game in hand on Hayes’ side, which is next Wednesday when they host Tottenham at Emirates Stadium, but before that they will take on Aston Villa on Sunday. Chelsea, meanwhile, are travelling to bottom of the table Birmingham.

“We’re in the title race and fighting to be champions. Last season the team was fighting to get third place,” said Arsenal boss Jonas Eidevall.

“It’s much more fun to be fighting for the title and if anyone had told us that before the season we would’ve taken it, so let’s enjoy it.”

Arsenal will play before Chelsea on Sunday, kicking off at 2pm and four hours earlier than the Blues in the evening.

“We just have to control what we can do and get the three points each game and we’re praying Chelsea slip up,” Beth Mead added.

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