Chelsea Ladies won 2-0 against Birmingham City at the Damson Park to clinch the Spring Series title, reports the Evening Standard. Goals from Karen Carney and Fran Kirby did the damage as the Londoners finished ahead of runners-up Manchester City on goal difference.
Chelsea scored an outstanding 32 goals in the competition, with Fran Kirby picking up the Golden Boot with six. Teammates Carney, Erin Cuthbert, So-Yeon Ji and Drew Spence were joint-third in the standings with four goals each.
The champions started the tournament perfectly with a 6-0 win over Yeovil Town, before following it up with a 4-0 victory against Reading. Chelsea had somewhat of a sticky period after they were held to a 2-2 draw with Arsenal and suffered a 1-0 defeat against Manchester City, sandwiched in between a 7-0 win over Sunderland.
A 7-0 win over Liverpool and 4-0 thrashing of Bristol City followed the City loss, and the final triumph over Birmingham settled the Spring Series.
Chelsea will now go into the upcoming WSL 1 season among the favourites for the title. Emma Hayes’ side picked up 19 points from a possible 24, conceding just three goals for their troubles. No other club won more games, scored more goals, nor conceded as few at the other end.