“It’s where you are at the end of the season that matters …” WSL Takes Winter Break 

The Women’s Super League (WSL) will be going into recess as the league takes it’s European winter break and it is none other than Chelsea Women who top the log standings. The Blues are in fine form this season, having lost one and drawn in their eight matches so far this season. Photo: Chelsea FCW on X

The Barclays Women’s Super League (WSL) will be going into recess as the league takes it’s European winter break and it is none other than Chelsea Women who top the log standings. The Blues are in fine form this season, having lost one and drawn of their eight matches so far this season. 

Their most recent win came on Sunday against Bristol City where they secured a commanding 3-0 victory despite being a player down. The West London team is the current champions and is one of the most successful teams in this league having won six titles and were runners-up twice. Arsenal Women lead the way when it comes to league titles, having won it a whopping 15 times. 

Chelsea coach Emma Hayes who will also be spending her last season with the team as she is set to take up the head coach position at the US Women’s National Team (USWNT). Speaking on chelseafc.com, she says her team must put in the work if they are to make sure they are champions at the end of this campaign. 

“It’s where you are at the end of the season that matters, we don’t get carried away, even if we are champions. For us to win another title we have to keep improving and today’s win was certainly a step in the right direction.” 

Back to the league standing and it’s Manchester City Women who are breathing down Chelsea’s neck with 22 points, three points behind the log leaders. The Manchester side will be a threat to the Blues title challenge as they also have a game in hand. Meanwhile, Arsenal Women are third and also have the same about of points as the Citizens, who have a superior goal difference. 

Manchester United Women find themselves in fourth place, they could have gotten within a point of the Gunners Ladies but lost to Liverpool Women which saw them lose ground in the title race. The Reds are fifth, thanks to that victory. 

Speaking on ManUtd.com, United forward Leah Galton says the loss was disappointing but it has fuelled the team to work harder during the holiday break and come back stronger. 

“We will just have to work super hard over Christmas and just take the positives. There were positives in today’s game but we just weren’t good enough in the end and Liverpool came through, so we will have to work on that.” 

On the other end of the table, Bristol City Women occupies the 12th place, while West Ham Women are 11th. both teams seem to be in trouble due to losing seven games each. The East London team is placed higher due to their marginally better goal difference. Two teams are relegated from the WSL and will then play in the third pyramid of English football. 

The league resumes on 20 January 2024, when Arsenal Women host Everton Women at Meadow Park, in Hertfordshire. 


Photo caption: The Women’s Super League (WSL) will be going into recess as the league takes it’s European winter break and it is none other than Chelsea Women who top the log standings. The Blues are in fine form this season, having lost one and drawn in their eight matches so far this season. Photo: Chelsea FCW on X

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