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Category: Women’s Super League

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De Bruyne is PFA player of the year again as Fran Kirby wins women’s award

De Bruyne receives accolade for second year in successionPhil Foden and Lauren Hemp take young player awardsKevin De Bruyne has been named the Professional Footballers’ Association’s men’s player of the year for the second successive season.De Bruyne’s…

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Women’s transfer window summer 2021 – all deals from Europe’s top five leagues

Latest deals and club-by-club guides for the WSL and leagues in Italy, France, Germany and Spain Continue reading…

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Arsenal and Lyon in talks over swapping Nikita Parris and Vivianne Miedema

WSL record scorer Miedema out of contract next summerArsenal confirm signing of Japan forward Mana IwabuchiArsenal and Lyon are in talks over a deal that could see the England forward Nikita Parris return to the Women’s Super League and take Vivianne M…

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WSL: Carla Ward is named Aston Villa manager days after leaving Birmingham

Ward replaces Gemma Davies, who was sacked earlier in MayVilla sporting director Eni Aluko leaves for LA-based Angel CityCarla Ward has been appointed as Aston Villa’s new manager, just days after resigning from rivals Birmingham City. The former Sheff…

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Chelsea v Barcelona: Women’s Champions League final – live!

Minute-by-minute updates on the action in GothenburgVicky Losada: ‘Every single player in my Barça team is a winner’Email rob.smyth@theguardian.com with any thoughts 6.33pm BST While we wait for the team news, here’s Suzanne Wrack’s brilliant profile o…

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Carla Ward resigns as Birmingham manager but wants to stay in WSL

Ward helped Blues avoid relegation last season despite setbacks‘I’ve enjoyed being in the WSL and see myself continuing’Carla Ward has said the Women’s Super League is “absolutely” where she wants to be after Birmingham City accepted her resignation as…

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‘She has a skill you can’t buy’: the making of Chelsea’s Emma Hayes | Suzanne Wrack

Manager left England with a one-way ticket and $1,000 to pursue her dream. On Sunday she takes charge in a Champions League final“When did I recognise that she was any good in her business?” says Sid Hayes, the 80-year-old father of Chelsea’s manager, …

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Chelsea’s Sam Kerr: ‘This one’s special, especially with the year we’ve had’

The Australian striker on why the pandemic has brought Chelsea closer together, why WSL title success was so sweet and the next challenge: Sunday’s Champions League final with Barcelona “People are calling us the mentality monsters and I believe it,” s…

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Chelsea’s Sam Kerr: ‘This one’s special, especially with the year we’ve had’

The Australian striker on why the pandemic has brought Chelsea closer together, why WSL title success was so sweet and the next challenge: Sunday’s Champions League final with Barcelona “People are calling us the mentality monsters and I believe it,” s…

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Casey Stoney resigns as Manchester United Women manager

United finished fourth in the WSL season just finishedTensions have been building, with training facilities part of thatThe Manchester United Women manager Casey Stoney is stepping down from her position. The Guardian understands the players were told …

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Casey Stoney resigns as Manchester United Women manager

United finished fourth in the WSL season just finishedTensions have been building, with training facilities part of thatThe Manchester United Women manager Casey Stoney is stepping down from her position. The Guardian understands the players were told …

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How Emma Hayes turned Chelsea from also-rans to all-conquerors | Suzanne Wrack

Chelsea Women are closing in on a historic quadruple but it has taken a remarkable rebuild to get hereIt is hard to describe what it has been like to watch what is surely one of the best women’s teams to ever play in England’s top flight. Magical yet i…

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Sam Kerr’s title double provides emphatic response to doubters | Samantha Lewis

The Australian striker’s voice holds a lot of weight but she has recently done all her talking on the pitch“There [were] a lot of critics talking about us but we’re back, so suck on that one!” It was the line spoken in the heat of victory that cemented…

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Women’s Super League: talking points from the final day of the season

Chelsea motor on with another title, Manchester City settle for second but Manchester United could pose big threat next season Chelsea are still on course for the quadruple after beating Reading 5-0 at Kingsmeadow to retain their WSL title. Any nerves …

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‘A formidable partnership’: player ratings for Chelsea’s WSL title winners | Suzanne Wrack

Two members of Emma Hayes’s squad get 10 out of 10 after Chelsea secure their second trophy of the seasonAnn-Katrin Berger 9 Her performances should see her considered one of the world’s best goalkeepers. The 30-year-old won the golden glove with 12 cl…

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Ellen White’s volley ensures Manchester City finish WSL with win at West Ham

This is becoming a bit of an unwanted habit for Manchester City. In each of the four seasons since winning the 2016 WSL title – five if you include the 2017 Spring Series – they have had to settle for second place and, once again, modern history repeat…

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Chelsea pip Man City to Women’s Super League title after 5-0 win over Reading

Chelsea retain title and have won it four times in six seasonsEmma Hayes’ team in Champions League final next SundayChelsea have been confirmed as Women’s Super League champions after winning 5-0 at home to Reading. It is the team’s second trophy of th…

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Chelsea and Manchester City battle for title on final day: Women’s Super League – live!

Live updates as Chelsea and Manchester City tussle for WSL titleHayes leans into lessons from geese to find Chelsea a victoryGet in touch! Email John or tweet him 1.50pm BST Here’s how we line-up for our clash against @westhamwomen XI: Taieb, Bronze, M…

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Emma Hayes leans into lessons from geese to find Chelsea a V for victory | Louise Taylor

The Chelsea manager wants her side to ‘honk hard’ and seal the WSL title with victory over Reading on SundayEmma Hayes has been showing her Chelsea team films of geese flying in V formation and, by way of proving the point, does a decent impression of …

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Emma Hayes praises Chelsea’s ‘one-club’ approach as WSL reaches finale

Chelsea will seal title with victory over Reading‘It’s one club. That’s the DNA – and it breeds winning’Emma Hayes has credited Chelsea’s inclusive “one club” policy for helping transport her team to within touching distance of the Women’s Super League…