Women’s Super League season is ENDED prematurely
- Top two women divisions in England to end immediately
- Decision made as league was unable to restart
- Man City were leading, with Chelsea in second
- Mental Health and Psychosocial considerations during the COVID-19 Pandemic
The Women’s Super League and Women’s Championship League have ended their 2019/20 seasons.
The Super League and the Championship were suspended back in March due to the coronavirus pandemic.
A decision was arrived today after consultations between the Football Association with the member clubs. It was agreed that the current season should end as this was ‘in the best interest of the women’s game’.
The FA Board will now consider the suggestions raised from the Women’s Super League and Championship boards on how to settle the title, European qualification, relegation and promotion.
A statement released by the FA said that these issues will be decided on the basis of ‘sporting merit’. The statement however did not explain of how this will be determined.
The last WSL fixtures were played in February with a 3-3 draw between league leaders Manchester City and Chelsea holding City’s one-point advantage at the summit of the table.
However, Chelsea retain a game in hand and so both clubs will have a claim for the title.
A further complication is that teams in the WSL have played between 13 and 16 fixtures, meaning a points-per-game scenario could see significant change to league positions.
Bottom club Liverpool would suffer relegation in a PPG scenario as they are a point behind Birmingham City and have played a match more. Aston Villa would win promotion from the second tier under such an outcome.