Chelsea FC Women could be on the verge of being crowned Barclays FA Women’s Super League champions with the competition set to be ended next week according to reports from the Independent.

The competition has been suspended for a little over two months as a result of the Coronavirus crisis.

At the time of the league being suspended, Chelsea were occupying second place in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League table. Emma Hayes’ side trailed league leaders Manchester City by just a point but had played one game less.

It is understood that the season’s final standings could be determined on ‘sporting merit’, potentially on a points per game basis. Should this method be used to determine the rankings, Chelsea would jump above Manchester City into top spot, claiming the Barclays FA Women’s Super League title in the process.

Should Chelsea be handed the league title it will be the third in their history. The Blues won the FA Women’s Super League 1 in 2015 before following up that feat in 2017/2018.

The South West Londoners have won the only piece of silverware so far this season with Chelsea having defeated Arsenal 2-1 in the FA Women’s Continental League Cup final. It was the first time that The Blues had lifted that trophy.