2018–19 FA WSL
The 2018–19 FA WSL is the eighth edition of the FA Women's Super League (WSL) since it was formed in 2010. It is the first season after a rebranding of the four highest levels in English women's football. The previous FA WSL 2 is now the Championship – eleven clubs are competing in the 2018–19 FA Women's Championship.
|Goals scored||85 (2.93 per match)|
|Biggest home win||Man City 7–1 West Ham|
(14 October 2018)
Arsenal 6–0 Reading
(21 October 2018)
|Biggest away win||Arsenal 7–0 Yeovil Town|
(19 September 2018)
|Highest scoring||Man City 7–1 West Ham|
(14 October 2018)
← 2017–18All statistics correct as of 21 October 2018.
Following restructuring of the women's game in order to provide for a fully professional Women's Super League (WSL), membership of both the first and second tier is subject to a licence, based on a series of off-the-field criteria. Yeovil Town estimated the budget needed for a WSL season at about £350,000. Existing WSL teams were first offered the opportunity to bid for licences, with all applying FA WSL clubs retaining their place in the first tier, with Brighton & Hove Albion from the WSL2 also offered a place in the WSL. From the first tier, Sunderland were unsuccessful in their license application.
This left up to two places in the WSL and up to five places in the Championship for applying clubs. Fifteen applications were received for both the top two tiers, and West Ham was given a licence in the second stage, so that the league is made up of 11 teams.
|Birmingham City||Solihull||Damson Park||3,050||5th|
|Brighton & Hove Albion||Crawley||Broadfield Stadium||6,134||2nd, WSL 2|
|Bristol City||Filton||Stoke Gifford Stadium||1,500||8th|
|Chelsea||Kingston upon Thames||Kingsmeadow||4,850||1st|
|Manchester City||Manchester||Academy Stadium||7,000||2nd|
|Reading||High Wycombe||Adams Park||9,617||4th|
|West Ham United||Romford||West Ham United F.C. Rush Green Training Ground||3,000||7th, WPL South|
|Yeovil Town||Dorchester||The Avenue Stadium||5,229||10th|
|1||Manchester City||16||11||5||0||45||11||+34||38||Qualification for the Champions League|
|6||West Ham United||15||6||1||8||21||28||−7||19|
|9||Brighton & Hove Albion||16||3||3||10||11||32||−21||12|
|11||Yeovil Town||14||1||0||13||8||42||−34||3||Relegation to the Women's Championship|
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored
|Home \ Away||ARS||BIR||BRH||BRI||CHE||EVE||LIV||MCI||REA||WHU||YEO|
|Arsenal||—||3–1||4–1||14 Mar '19||1–2||21 Apr '19||5–0||12 May '19||6–0||4–3||3–0|
|Birmingham City||31 Mar '19||—||0–0||0–1||0–0||1–0||28 Apr '19||2–3||2–1||3–0||2–1|
|Brighton & Hove Albion||28 Apr '19||2–1||—||0–1||0–4||0–0||0–1||0–6||1–4||0–1||2–1|
|Bristol City||0–4||0–1||0–0||—||0–0||24 Mar '19||2–1||1–1||31 Mar '19||28 Apr '19||2–1|
|Chelsea||0–5||2–3||2–0||6–0||—||3–0||1–0||0–0||1–0||31 Mar '19||5–0|
|Everton||0–4||P-P||3–3||0–2||0–0||—||2–1||0–4||28 Apr '19||1–2||31 Mar '19|
|Liverpool||24 Mar '19||0–2||0–2||21 Apr '19||14 Mar '19||12 May '19||—||0–3||0–1||1–0||2–1|
|Manchester City||2–0||1–0||3–0||2–2||2–2||3–1||31 Mar '19||—||1–1||7–1||28 Apr '19|
|Reading||0–3||0–1||20 Apr '19||3–0||12 May '19||2–1||2–2||14 Mar '19||—||1–2||4–0|
|West Ham United||2–4||21 Apr '19||12 May '19||2–0||0–2||14 Mar '19||0–1||1–3||0–0||—||2–1|
|Yeovil Town||0–7||12 May '19||14 Mar '19||1–2||21 Apr '19||1–0||1–2||0–4||17 Apr '19||0–5||—|
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
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- "Women's Pyramid Restructure: Q&A With Katie Brazier". The FA. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
- "Women's Super League: 15 clubs apply for WSL and Women's Championship licences - BBC Sport". bbc.com. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
- "Manchester United get Women's Championship licence; West Ham join top flight". 28 May 2018 – via www.bbc.com.