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Chelsea Is WSL Champion, Liverpool relegated

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Chelsea have been handed the Women’s Super League title but Liverpool have been relegated after the season was decided on a points-per-game basis.
Matches were suspended in March because of the coronavirus pandemic but the FA announced that the campaign would be cancelled in May with 45 games still left to play.

Emma Hayes’ Chelsea were second, one point behind Manchester City with a game in hand, but leapfrogged their rivals to claim the trophy based ‘on sporting merit’.

Liverpool were bottom of the table by a point when the season was suspended but had played a game more than Birmingham who were just above them.

The club, who were founding members of the WSL when it was launched in 2010, said they were ‘disappointed’ at the decision to curtail the season and believed they would have had the resources to finish the campaign.

A statement read: ‘Liverpool FC is disappointed by today’s decision on how the 2019-20 Women’s Super League season has been concluded, which will see the Reds relegated to the Championship.

‘The COVID-19 pandemic has presented huge, ongoing challenges around the world, the majority far more important than football. The focus of our women’s team and staff since the beginning of the crisis was to be ready to return to WSL play when it was safe and proper to do so.

‘We believe we would have been able to meet all operational requirements but a return to play was deemed impractical.
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‘As proud founder members of the WSL, our fans greatly value our position within the league and we hoped for the opportunity to secure our status on the pitch.

‘We enjoyed several notable firsts as a women’s team this season – including a first WSL game at Anfield – and we are committed to continuing to grow the women’s game in this country with our fellow teams.’
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