Chelsea Women: Top-five moments throughout the 2023 calendar year

What it year it was. Whether it was major signings, title triumphs, goals, or assists, 2023 was yet another 365 days to remember in the storied history of Chelsea Women. Here are our top-five moments.

Chelsea v Manchester United: Vitality Women's FA Cup Final
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Magdalena Eriksson, Sophie Ingle
Chelsea FC v Arsenal - Barclays Women's Super League / Harriet Lander - Chelsea FC/GettyImages

2. Magdalena Eriksson finds the back of the net in her final home game for Chelsea Women

Date: May 21, 2023

Against the club's most bitter rivals. In front of a passionate fanbase. With a goal to a top it all off. You could not have scripted a better ending for the Swedish international Eriksson to her CFCW career if you tried. It was storybook type stuff. The Blues kept the title in their own hands that day, assuring that a win over bottom of the table Reading was enough to seal the deal.

Her finish just minutes before the halftime whistle blew was just her fourth WSL goal since 2020. A captain's goal, if you will. Scrappy, but just in time. Set up by the combination of Kerr and Guro Reiten, the Swede put the finishing touches on what became the clinching goal against the Gunners. In fact, it was the first-ever time in her remarkable career in CFC blue that she found the back of the net against the north Londoners in the league.

It was an afternoon at Kingsmeadow that no Chelsea Women's fan will forget. Harder and Eriksson had a chance to bid their farewell with emotional speeches to the fans at full-time. There aren't that many opportunities in sports when you get to say goodbye to legends the right way. This was the definition of the right way to do it. Singing. Celebrating. Sheer joy. It was all contagious throughout the ground on that day.