After eight months of thrilling action, the FA Women’s Super League comes to an end this weekend and it’s all to play for at both ends of the table.
At the top, Chelsea go into the final day two points clear of Manchester City having beat Tottenham Hotspur in midweek, and are looking to retain the title for the first time in their history. The Blues have kept the upper hand in the title race thanks to a 2-2 draw with Man City at the Academy Stadium in April, though they did watch Gareth Taylor’s side briefly leapfrog them while in Champions League action.
Slightly below the title contenders, Arsenal have virtually guaranteed their spot in next season’s Champions League, pushing Manchester United out of the equation after the Red Devils’ excellent start to the season.
Things are just as exciting at the bottom, with just three points separating bottom-of-the-league Bristol City and West Ham United in ninth. But the Hammers and Birmingham City can feel comfortable with a three-point gap, though the latter may still be dragged back into things with a potential points deduction for fielding an ineligible player. Aston Villa are very much in danger, alongside Bristol City, going into the final day.
Read on for the final fixture list of the 2020/21 WSL season and all the potential permutations.
Upcoming Women’s Super League fixtures:
Sunday 2 May 2021
- 14:30: Arsenal vs Aston Villa (The FA Player)
- 14:30: Birmingham City vs Tottenham Hotspur (The FA Player)
- 14:30: Brighton & Hove Albion vs Bristol City (The FA Player)
- 14:30: Chelsea vs Reading (BT Sport 2)
- 14:30: Manchester United vs Everton (The FA Player)
- 14:30: West Ham Untied vs Manchester City (BT Sport Extra 2)
The FA Player is available to watch around the world, with registration free. All WSL games not on TV across the season will be streamed live on the FA Player.
FA Women’s Super League 2020/21 permutations:
Chelsea only need to equal, or better, Manchester City’s result to secure their fourth WSL title. A win and the title is theirs regardless of what Man City do.
Man City need to win and hope Chelsea lose against Reading to steal the title at the last minute. If Chelsea draw, Man City need to win by three goals to pip the Blues at the post.
Champions League finish
Arsenal only need a point against Aston Villa to confirm their return to the Champions League. Manchester United need Arsenal to lose, while they beat Everton with a goal difference swing of 17. Improbable, but technically still possible.
Bristol City will be relegated if they do not beat Brighton & Hove Albion on Sunday. However, if Bristol City win and Aston Villa lose to Arsenal, the Villans will be relegated instead.
A Bristol City win coupled with an Aston Villa draw would only be good enough if the Vixens won by 21 goals (Bristol City have scored 17 goals all season).
West Ham and Birmingham just need one point to secure their safety, but will also be safe as long as Bristol City don’t win with a massive goal difference swing.