Chelsea crowned WSL champions

Chelsea Women have been crowned FA Women’s Super League Champions on an average points-per-game ratio, as Liverpool have been relegated.

Manchester City have finished second and will qualify for the UEFA Women’s Champions League in 2020/21 while Arsenal finish third.

Tottenham Hotspur finish in seventh place as Everton overtake them into sixth and West Ham stay eighth.

Aston Villa have been promoted to the WSL as they were top of the Championship when the season was curtailed.

It was decided on 25 May that the season would end with immediate effect, with 45 games outstanding in the WSL and 36 in the Championship.

All decisions were made and finalised by the FA Board – and were based on the most appropriate sporting outcome for the 2019-20 season. The Board considered and analysed all of the recommendations made to them by the FA Women’s Super League and FA Women’s Championship Board, which were collated after full and thorough consultation process with the clubs.

Kelly Simmons, FA Director of the Women’s Professional Game, said: “Firstly, I would like to thank the clubs for their ongoing collaboration and support throughout this period. They have played a crucial role in helping to shape the decision-making process, with the welfare of the players and clubs first and foremost”.

“I would also like to congratulate the players, coaches and staff of Chelsea and Aston Villa. Although the 2019-20 season has been prematurely curtailed, it has been a hard-fought campaign and their success is well deserved, with the outcome based on sporting merit”.

“Women’s football has made huge strides in recent years, and the FA has been at the forefront of investment and support to help grow women’s football at every level of the game. Our commitment to the women’s game is unwavering and we will continue to work closely with the clubs to ensure we come back even stronger for the 2020-21 campaign.”

“We will now work with the clubs and our stakeholders across football to plan for next season and we aim to announce the target start dates for the 2020-21 campaign soon”.

“The resolution of the 2019-20 Women’s FA Cup, which is at the quarter final stage, is still under review and the FA Women’s Board will meet to discuss the matter later this month. We will issue a further update on the status of the 2019-20 Women’s FA Cup in due course”.

As the 2019-20 results were expunged between Tier 3 to Tier 7 of the women’s pyramid, there will be no relegation or promotion between the FA Women’s Championship and Tier 3 this season.

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