New Women’s Super League season set to kick-off in style

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The Women’s Super League is back, and with its ever-growing popularity we thought now would be the perfect time to give readers a lowdown on the league, the teams to look out for, and how best to get involved.

2015 was a landmark year for the women’s game in England, with the Lionesses gaining third-place glory at the FIFA Women’s World Cup, significantly boosting the profile of domestic women’s football.

With its rise in coverage and interest, this season’s WSL promises to be the biggest and most competitive yet.

What is the WSL?

The Women’s Super League is the highest division of women’s football in England, and this season sees an expansion of teams competing from eight to nine.

Who won last season?

The last two seasons has seen the title race going down to the very final day, with Chelsea clinching the trophy in dramatic fashion last year, edging rivals Man City.

When does it start?

The season kicks off tonight with Arsenal, who are 21/10 to win and both teams to score, Man City and Liverpool all in action.

Which teams come into the WSL newly promoted?

Reading, who play strong title contenders Arsenal tonight, and Notts County, who are up against Man City in their first WSL fixture. Whilst they may seem like easy games for two of the top teams in the league, it was Notts County who narrowly missed out on FA Cup glory last year, losing to Chelsea just 1-0 at Wembley, and they’re an enticing 13/2 to beat Man City tonight.

during the Women's FA Cup Final match between Chelsea Ladies FC and Notts County Ladies at Wembley Stadium on August 1, 2015 in London, England.

                                          Chelsea lift the FA Cup after victory over Notts County

 

How can I watch it?

BT Sport have announced they are to televise one game in each round of the WSL, starting with Doncaster Rovers Belles v Chelsea on March 24 (kick-off 19:15).

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Jennifer Sharpe

A Creative Writing and Journalism graduate from the University of Winchester, Jennifer enjoys a variety of sports, but will most likely be found watching any and every tennis tournament she can. In the summer months she can be found on Murray Mound with a bowl of strawberries and cream.