After the suspension of the Women’s Super League back in March as a result of the Coronavirus campaign, Chelsea sat one point and one game behind league leaders Manchester City.
Meanwhile, Aston Villa are promoted to the WSL for the first time in their club’s history, as they are set to replace the relegated Liverpool who sat bottom of the league. A team who were one of the founding clubs back in 2010.
Following the suspension of the league back in March. It wasn’t until the 25th May the league was terminated until the start of next year’s 2020/21 season even if there were 45 matches still left to play.
Chelsea were crowned champions for the third time in their history even though they were placed second following the suspension and it was down to the Football Association basing the final standings on a points per-game basis.
This years WSL title race was a three-legged affair between Manchester City, Chelsea and last year’s champions Arsenal. Over the duration of the 2019/20 season it was Emma Hayes’s Blues that edged the points per game basis, as they averaged 2.60 points per game compared to that of City’s 2.50 and Arsenal’s 2.40.
With such a tight league, next years champions league slots will be represented by Chelsea and Manchester City, with Arsenal just missing out on a place by an average of 0.1 points per game. However, their last hope to play in the competition next season is if the current Women’s Champions league is to be resumed.
This season, all top three teams were unbeaten by the other nine teams it was Chelsea who edged their rivals in the head to head meetings. Chelsea completing the double over Arsenal, with a 2-1 home victory and a 4-1 away win. Meanwhile, the blues beat City at home and went away and staged a 3-3 draw.
These results posted by the blues meant for sure they had their eyes on that third title trophy.
Chelsea Women’s who are currently unbeaten in the league since January 2019 claim their third top division title, the blues second in three seasons with their first back in 2015.
Hayes, who has been the coach for 8 years after she replaced Matt Beard following his three-year stint in charge. She has claimed her sixth and seventh major trophy with the club after winning the WSL league and the Continental League Cup as they rose victorious over close rivals Arsenal.
Over the course of the league season they played 15 matches scoring 47 goals, with their biggest victory being over London rivals, West Ham who endured an 8-0 thrashing at the home of Chelsea women; The Cherry Red Records Stadium.
Chelsea’s coach Emma Hayes made sure the teams title triumphant is dedicated to the “front line workers” who have become the real heroes of this country as it endures this Covid-19 Pandemic.