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Women’s Super League: Chelsea’s Fran Kirby says it is the ‘hardest thing’ for team to win title again | Football News

Kirby tells The Women’s Football Show about the “difficult journey” recovering from a heart condition which stopped her playing for nine months

By Tejas Kotecha

Last Updated: 05/09/20 12:32pm

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Chelsea and England forward Fran Kirby talks about her nine months out of the game due to a heart condition and the team’s targets in the Women’s Super League this season

Chelsea and England forward Fran Kirby talks about her nine months out of the game due to a heart condition and the team’s targets in the Women’s Super League this season

Fran Kirby says it will be the “hardest thing” for Chelsea win back-to-back titles because every team in the Women’s Super League wants to beat the champions.

Chelsea are the reigning champions after winning the curtailed 2019-20 campaign on a points-per-game basis, and showed their credentials for the new season by beating Manchester City in the Community Shield.

No team has retained the WSL since Liverpool in 2014 and Chelsea start their title defence against Manchester United on Sunday.

Kirby told The Women’s Football Show: “Of course everyone now is going to be out to beat the champions which I think is always the hardest thing.

“It’s always hard to be the champions and then continue to dominate in the next season.

“It’s going to be…

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