Womens soccer in England is on the rise and this was evident when Arsenal took on Chelsea in the London Derby at the start of the new Women’s Super League (WSL) season. The new WSL season started last weekend and the star match on the opening weekend was the encounter between Arsenal and defending champions Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.
The new WSL season started with a lucrative cum new TV deal meaning that womens soccer clubs in England will have access to more funds. Sky and BBC are sharing the rights as per the new TV deal to cover womens soccer in England. Continue reading →
While there is still a continued quietness from Chelsea’s senior men team this summer as fans continue to wait for their first summer signing, the women’s team have been doing the opposite and have recently confirmed their first signing of the transfer window.
The team has just recently confirmed that they have signed young goalkeeper Emily Orman to a new contract as it was set to expire in the coming months. The club revealed in an official statement via their official website that the 18-year-old talented goalkeeper agreed to fresh terms and sighed a new one-year contract at the club even though she has not yet featured for the first team. Continue reading →
Dutch player Danielle Van de Donk has left North London giants Arsenal to sign for Lyon in France. Her transfer was confirmed by the French club earlier this week. De Donk leaves the womens soccer scene in England to sign for Olympique Lyonnais Femininafter six years.
In 2015, Dutch midfielder De Donk signed for one of the best womens soccer teams in England, Arsenal. She joined Arsenal women from Kopparbergs/Goteborg and went on to become a regular fixture in the Gunners squad until her exit. While she was at Arsenal, De Donk won the League Cup title at the end of the 2017/18 season in addition to the 2015/16 FA Cup title. The Dutch player also played an important role as Arsenal finished the 2018/19 campaign with the league title popularly known as WSL (Women’s Super League). During the 2018/19 season, De Donk weighed in with the attacking return of 13 goals and eight assists in the league to ensure that the Gunners emerged as champions. Continue reading →
West London giants Chelsea are still the top team in womens soccer in English football after they retained their FA Women’s Super League (WSL) title.
Chelsea sealed their status as the best team in womens soccer this season with the big win over Reading. The victory was more than enough for the Blues to fend off rivals Manchester City in the title race. Continue reading →
Chelsea took a big step towards retaining their FA Women’s Super League (WSL) title with the 2-2 draw with nearest challengers Manchester City on Wednesday. Manchester City would have taken the lead in the title race with a win at home to the Blues. Instead, they had to earn a solitary point after coming frombehind twice against the West London giants.
The Blues showed that they are the team to beat in womens soccer in England when they won the WSL title and it looks like they would remain the best club in womens soccer as far as English football is concerned by retaining their title with two wins from the remaining two games this season. Continue reading →
Manchester City showed that they are still the favourite women’s soccer team in Manchester following their derby win over Manchester United at the weekend. The derby win was crucial for Manchester City as it helped to boost their hopes of winning the league in women’s soccer in England. The Women’s Super League (WSL) title is firmly in the hands of Chelsea and Manchester City would need more morale boosting wins such as the Manchester Derby victory over the weekend to topple the Blues as the best women’s soccer team in England.
The big win over Manchester United ensured that Manchester City stayed within touching distance of leaders Chelsea, who thrashed Bristol City 5-0 away from home at the weekend to maintain their place as the top team in women’s soccer in England. Chelsea have a five-point lead at the top of the table in the race to win the WSL title this season. Manchester City are the nearest challengers and they have one outstanding game over the Blues. A win in that game will take Manchester City to within two points of Chelsea at the summit. Continue reading →