Chelsea Ladies manager Emma Hayes celebrated with her team on Facetime from the comfort of her own home after the Blues sealed the Double.
Hayes is 35 weeks pregnant with twins and watched on TV as Chelsea won 2-0 at Bristol City to be crowned Women’s Super League champions, adding to the FA Cup they won at Wembley this month.
Doctors advised her not to travel to last night’s game but her players made sure she was part of the celebrations before lifting the trophy. “We Facetimed her as soon as we could and she was in bed, very excited,” said forward Eni Aluko. “For Emma to have led this team to a Double while pregnant says everything about her character. It is a great message to women around the world, in whatever they are doing, that women can do it.”
Goals from Drew Spence and Jonna Andersson saw off Bristol City and Hayes tweeted: “Get in. A pleasure to watch that from home. Champions of England, we know who we are.”