Chelsea’s women finished the 2020/21 season with a treble of domestic titles as Sam Kerr scored twice in a 3-0 win over Arsenal in front of more than 40,000 supporters at Wembley.
Chelsea took the lead in the third minute through Fran Kirby, and they dominated the game throughout, squandering numerous chances before Kerr scored again in the second half.
Emma Hayes’ side now has a treble, having won the Women’s Super League (WSL) title and the League Cup last season, as well as reaching the Champions League final for the first time.
“To think we are treble winners, it is an amazing achievement,” said Hayes. “You can’t ask any more from the players and I am extremely proud of them, the staff, and the club.
“We have built this team over a long period of time and I think today we showed why we are champions.”
After defeating Chelsea at the Emirates on the opening weekend of the season, Arsenal leads Chelsea by a point at the top of the WSL this season.
From the moment Kerr played in Kirby to strike low past Manuela Zinsberger from the edge of the penalty area, the Gunners were always chasing the game.
Just before the hour mark, Kerr doubled Chelsea’s lead with a merciless finish, and he rounded off the scoring with a dinked finish over the advancing Zinsberger.
“We kind of went in as underdogs so we had a point to prove and we are buzzing,” said Australian international Kerr.
“I’m paid to score goals but our defence was amazing and it was a team effort – I can’t wait to party!”