World rankings are becoming increasingly fragile representations in the women's game, due to the rapid rate of development across female football.

It means that when we adjudicate a defensive performance, it's hard to tell whether the world number 37 ranked Chileans are broadly representative of what we'll face in the future, or perhaps letting us off the hook.

It should be remembered, this is a team that had already played four undefeated matches since the World Cup. So how can we judge two narrow victories?

At best, set pieces are a significant weakness in this team. When you're relying on your star striker to make defensive clearances and parking 11 behind the ball from free kicks, you know you're in trouble.

It stems from our that lack of physicality that's beginning to become a bug-bear for us. Players like Jenna McCormick make a significant difference, but they can't be the sole solution.

There has to be a long look in the way we organise our positioning, Lydia Williams' role in marshalling these players and coming out for balls close to her area, and in general at our fragility in this area.

At worst however, our midfielders and defenders seem a little off the pace. Too hesitant to press at the right times, awkward from clearances - largely a product of formation - and once again, tepid when attempting to play the ball out from the back.

That said, two wins out of two ain't bad. These were our first matches since a very mixed World Cup and all the drama that preceded it. The last 12 months have been a character-building exercise for a team still adjusting to their place among the world's best.

Now, they just have to adjust to the fact that the rest of the world is quickly catching up.


Matildas Player Ratings v Chile

See how the Matildas rated in their 1-0 win over Chile in game two of the series.