Kerr looks set to win title with Chelsea

Sam Kerr looks set to win a league title with Chelsea despite the season ending early.
Sam Kerr looks set to win a league title with Chelsea despite the season ending early.

Matildas skipper Sam Kerr is on the cusp of winning an English Women's Super League (WSL) medal with Chelsea as the season looks set to be decided by a points per game system.

The English FA have written to clubs to discuss finishing the 2019/20 campaign, which has at least six rounds of matches still to be played, due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Manchester City are currently top of the table, with Chelsea, who have a game in hand, a point behind.

A final decision is yet to be made on deciding the season, which has been on hold since March.

But AAP understands, it's likely Chelsea, who are unbeaten in 28 games in all competitions, will be crowned champions.

Last week League Two clubs voted to end their season with promotion places decided on the points per game system after the Scottish Premier Division had adopted a similar decision.

The biggest sticking point is whether bottom club Liverpool should go down to the Women's Championship and Aston Villa promoted or to expand the league to 13 teams and scrap relegation for a season.

"We are continuing to consult with the clubs on the possibility of terminating the season," the FA said on Wednesday.

"In the event it is decided that this appears to be the only realistic way forward, we will seek views on the most appropriate sporting outcome," .

"This includes identifying entries for the 2020/21 UEFA Women's Champions League, which would be based on sporting merit from the 2019/20 Barclays FA Women's Super League season."

Kerr, who only joined the Londoners in January, has already won the Women's Continental League Cup after the Blues beat Arsenal in February's final.

That was the last match played by Kerr and her teammates and extended their unbeaten run, which spans more than 10 months across all domestic and European competitions.

Premier League men's teams were given permission to resume training in small groups this week and sides in the Championship will return next Monday raising hopes of their seasons being resolved behind closed doors.

A decision on the outcome of the League One season is yet to be decided.

Australian Associated Press