Chelsea keeper Carly Telford has joined the 7-up club – one of an elite group of four Women’s Super League goalies to keep seven clean sheets this season.
As Carly, who celebrates her 32nd birthday on the day of the Women’s World Cup final, prepares to head to France with the rest of the Lionesses after Chelsea’s last game of the season today at Reading, she joins her fellow Blue Ann-Katrin Berger, Pauline Peyraud-Magnin and Grace Moloney in the achievement of 7-up in the league.
In the latest batch of Opta stats released ahead of the WSL season’s final day, it has been revealed that the only time champions Arsenal have conceded a first-half goal since January is when they played Chelsea that month.
The Blues are also the late-season top scorers, notching 19 goals in their last four FA WSL games.
Kerys Harrop has now gone level with Jo Potter as the all-time appearance maker in FA WSL history with 120 apps (Sophie Ingle is the highest placed Chelsea player with 96, closely followed by Blues captain Kaz Carney with 95).
Nikita Parris of Man City needs just a hat-trick to become the first player in FA WSL history to reach 50 goals, with Beth England rapidly climbing the table on 26 – level with Fran Kirby and Viv Miedema. Parris only needs one goal to become the second player in FA WSL history to reach 20 in a season (following Miedema this season).
Miedema, who has scored or assisted nine goals in her last five FA WSL appearances, is the first player in WSL history to score three hat-tricks in a single season.
Meanwhile, if Beth England scores one more headed goal this season, she will equal the FA WSL seasonal record of five, held by three players.