Chelsea Women 2-1 Spurs: 3 takeaways from Stamford Bridge WSL opener

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 01: Lauren James of Chelsea celebrates after scoring the team's second goal during the Barclays Women's Super League match between Chelsea FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge on October 01, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 01: Lauren James of Chelsea celebrates after scoring the team's second goal during the Barclays Women's Super League match between Chelsea FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge on October 01, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images) /
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MONTERREY, MEXICO – NOVEMBER 07: Mia Fishel (R) of Tigres, now Chelsea, celebrates with teammates after scoring her team’s first goal during the semifinal second leg match between Monterrey and Tigres UANL as part of the Torneo Apertura 2022 Liga MX Femenil at BBVA Stadium on November 7, 2022 in Monterrey, Mexico. (Photo by Alfredo Lopez/Jam Media/Getty Images) /

3. The connection between Mia Fishel and Lauren James is exciting

The celebration after the second goal tells the entire story. The two 22-year-olds are already creating a bond. This past week, Fishel was in attendance for James’ birthday party. It could be said that the two discovered that celebration during that event. The youthful energy within the squad is alive and well. The American will not start as often as James will this season, but when the two are between the lines together, a firework show has the potential follow.

You could not only see it at the stoppage of play, the two constructed a four pass sequence that would have been the third goal of the night. If that shot by the English international would have found the back of the net, the Goal of the Season discussion in many months time had the possibility to begin with that. That chemistry off the pitch looks like it is already translating to something special on it. This is by far not the last time these two find the scoresheet on the same night. The Gen-Z link-up is real, and with time, there are bound to be even more creative goal celebrations this season.

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Chelsea Women return to action next Sunday afternoon on the road against Manchester City, one of the two WSL venues the Blues lost at last season.