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Barclay’s FA Women’s Super League Season Preview 2019/20

The 2019/20 Barclays FA Women’s Super League season gets underway this weekend, and it promises to be the biggest and best one yet.

Following on from the women’s world cup this summer which saw England reach the semi-finals and the popularity and interest in the women’s game reach new heights, a new age for women’s football in England and the WSL is upon us.

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Welcoming Premier League Stadiums to WSL

What better way to introduce the new campaign than two local derbies being played at premier league stadiums?

On Saturday, one of the title favourites in Manchester City will welcome bitter rivals and newly promoted Manchester United to the Etihad Stadium. In the reverse fixture later on in the season, both clubs will again get to showcase their talents at the Theatre of Dreams, Old Trafford.

Sunday afternoon, Tottenham Hotspur will kick-off off their WSL journey away to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge and promises a big crowd. Spurs will also host North London rivals Arsenal at White Hart Lane in November.

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Throughout the season other WSL clubs will get to play at their respective men’s teams’ main stage, with West Ham, Brighton and Hove Albion, Reading all promised the opportunity.

Weekend Openers

Arsenal will defend their title starting at home to West Ham, Birmingham host Everton, former England boss Hope Powell will travel to Bristol City hoping her Brighton team can pick up early points, and Liverpool welcome Reading to Prenton Park – home of League One side Tranmere Rovers.

With two Champions League qualification spots up for grabs and one team to be relegated, the 2019/20 season promises intense battles at both ends of the table, and hope that the women’s game continues to grow at both supporters and grassroots level.

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