Lauren Hemp shares belief in City's WSL chances, but would Aston Villa win be enough?

Bristol City v Manchester City - Barclays Women's Super League
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Manchester City's Lauren Hemp speaks about her club's display in the 23/24 season, and if Man City can indeed win the Women's Super League this weekend.

The Women's Super League campaign will feature its final day of the season this upcoming Saturday, and for Man City and Chelsea, the title will be decided in dramatic manners; with both sides going down right to the final second. 

While Man City's fixture with Aston Villa will be their last, for Chelsea they have two remaining, the first coming on Wednesday the 15th against Tottenham, and then Manchester United

Two very big games that City will hope can knock points off Chelsea, but that would be quite the ask. 

While Chelsea aren't unbeatable, especially after seeing their 4-3 loss to Liverpool, it could be fair to say they would still be highly favoured over Spurs. Tottenham just featured in the women's FA Cup final, where they were defeated 4-0 by Manchester United. 

But, maybe it could be indeed City's biggest rivals who could guide them to the title; United have already surpassed Chelsea during their journey to FA Cup victory when they knocked out the Blues 2-1, denying Chelsea a ticket to the final. 

So, could it be United who get Chelsea to drop points or will rivalry with the Cityzens prove too strong? 

Whatever happens there, it's Aston Villa that will demand focus. Man City need to do their part in getting to the title, and the job is fairly simple; win (well, not that simple).

After City failed to earn three points against Arsenal, being subject to a late Gunners' comeback of 2-1, the Cityzens have no choice but to destroy Villa, and if the Blues are to win both their upcoming fixtures, then the winner could be decided on goal difference, 

Manchester City were the superior side on GD, but then Chelsea's massacre on Bristol City, 8-0, reversed the role in their favour. But, Man City will take some comfort knowing they still lead the way in this title race. 

Speaking in a recent interview, England international and Man City star Lauren Hemp shared some positive words regarding her club's season, "I feel like we need to look back and realise how well we've done this season. We've not dropped points many times and every game has been so competitive."

"Whatever happens, knowing we're proud of the team and how hard we've worked to be in a position where we're competing at the top and for trophies."

"That's City and that's what we want to do every year. For us, it's so important to be in and amongst it but now it's the final step of going on and achieving that as well. I still believe it's possible and all the girls do as well."

"It's important we stay focused on the task. Obviously, there are bits we need to look at from the Arsenal game where we can improve. Our sights are on the last game of the season and making sure we go out with a bang."

"It's going to be massive. These are the games you want to be involved in and I'm always excited for the games coming up towards the end of the season because they're the ones that are going to determine what happens."


Man City Square Prediction 

Aston Villa 1-3 Man City 

Saturday, the 18th of May at 15:00 (UK)