FA WSL 1 29th of April table

Sunderland 0 Manchester City 2

Manchester City keep their 100% record and get a 3 points lead on Chelsea

 

Table

1 Man City 9 pts +7 pl 4

2. Chelsea9 pts +6 pl 3

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3 Arsenal 6 pts – pl 4

4 Liverpool 4 pts 0 pl 3

5 Birmingham 3 pts -2 pl 3

6 Sunderland 2 pts -2 pl 3

7 Reading 2 pts -3 pl 4

8 Notts County 1 pt -1 pl 2

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9 Doncaster 0 pt -4 pl 2

FA WSL League tables with points per game

Because the current league tables are messy, with teams having played double of games compared to other after Matchday 4, let’s have a look at the table with teams ranked by points per game.

 

FA WSL 1

1 Man City 3  ppg (=) GD 7

2 Chelsea 3 ppg  (=) GD 6

3 Arsenal 1.5 ppg (=)

4 Liverpool 1.33 ppg (=)

5 Birmingham 1 ppg ( =) GD -2

6 Sunderland 0.66 ppg  (=) GD 2

7 Notts 0.5 ppg (up 1) GD -1

8 Reading 0.5 ppg (down 1) GD -3

9 Doncaster 0 ppg (=)

 

No change in the top 6 from the normal table,  Notts County and Reading switch places.

 

FA WSL 2

1 Durham 3 ppg ( up 1)

2 Bristol 2.5 ppg ( down 1)

3 Everton 2.33 ppg (=)

4 Yeovil 1.75 ppg (=)

5 Aston Villa 1.5 ppg (=)

6 Millwall 1.25 ppg( =)

7 London Bees 1 ppg (=)

8 Sheffield 0.33 ppg (=) GD -2

9 Watford 0.33 ppg (=) GD -4

10 Oxford  0 ppg (=)

Most teams in FA WSL 2 stay in the same place except the top 2 teams that switch place, obviously Bristol drop to second as they don’t have an 100% record, while Durham are still at 100% but have played a game less.

 

FA WSL 2 27th of April table

Yeovil 2 Oxford 0

London Bees 2 Millwall Lionesses 1

Yeovil goes up two places with their win. London Bees record their first win of the season and jump up two places. Oxford stay rooted to the bottom place and Milwall lose one place.

Table

1 Durham 9 pts +7 pl 3

2 Everton 7 pts +4 pl3

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3 Bristol 7 pts +4 pl3

4 Yeovil 7 pts +2 pl 4

5 Aston Villa 6 pts + 1 pl3

6 Millwall 5 pts +1 pl 4

7 London Bees 4 pts -4 pl 4

8 Sheffield 1 pt -2 pl 3

9 Watford 1 pt -4 pl 3

10 Oxford 0 pt – 9 pl 4

 

 

 

FA WSL 1 27th of April Table

Liverpool 1 Chelsea 2

Reading 1 Arsenal 2

Birmingham 2 Doncaster 1

 

Chelsea go top of the League, Arsenal take the tird place off Liverpool, Birmingham beats Doncaster and get away from the bottom place and up to fifth place.

 

Table

 

1 Chelsea 9 pts +6 pl 3

2. Man City 9 pts +5 pl 3

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3 Arsenal 6 pts – pl 4

4 Liverpool 4 pts 0 pl 3

5 Birmingham 3 pts -2 pl 3

6 Sunderland 2 pts 0 pl 2

7 Reading 2 pts -3 pl 4

8 Notts County 1 pt -1 pl 2

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9 Doncaster 0 pt -4 pl 2

 

FA WSL 1 relegation statistics

With the FA WSL 2 created in 2014, there have been two relegation from FA WSL 1 to FA WSL 2 so far and three seasons without relegation on the pitch. Let’s have a look at the numbers.

 

2015

8th place Bristol   8 pts  2-2-10 (R)

7th place Liverpool 13 pts 4-1-9

 

2014

8th place Everton 4 pts 0-4-10 (R)

7 th place Bristol 16 pts 5-1-8

 

2013

No relegation on the pitch. Doncaster Belles demoted to FA WSL 2 after Matchday 1, when licence were renewed with Manchester City promoted to FA WSL 1 from the FA WPL.

8th place Doncaster 6 pts 1-3-10 (D)

7th place Chelsea 10 pts 3-1-10

 

2012

8th place Liverpool  5 pts 1-2-11

7th place Doncaster 11 pts 3-2-9

 

2011

8th place Liverpool 7 pts 1-4-9

7th place  Doncaster 9 pts 2-3-9

 

So here are the stats over the 5 seasons :

Average points for 8th place : 6 points

Average number of wins : 1 win

Average number of draws : 3 draws

 

Now, we have to take into account that there are now 16 games per season rather than 14 as in the previous 5 seasons. The history would suggest a minimum of 7 points should be needed to stay up. Any time with two wins could/should be safe. Statistics are just an indication and if the bottom half teams are stronger than in previous seasons, the bottom team could need as many points as the average for the 7 place over five years which is 11.8 points over 14 games and therefore 13.5 over 16 games.

So, the numbers say relegation should be settled between 7 to 14 points according to the previous history.

FA WSL 1 Matchday 4 preview

Matchday 4 out of 16 and big games at both end of the table.

 

Liverpool  (3) v  Chelsea (2)

Top of the table clash between two of the unbeaten teams. A Liverpool win would put them in serious contention for a Champions League place. Chelsea will be looking to get back to the top of the table with a win.

Birmingham (9) v Doncaster(8)

The big game at the bottom of the table with both teams keen to avoid being dragged into the relegation battle and therefore looking for three BIG points. Expecting a physical encounter with two powerful teams. Birmingham had a very young team at the week-end with many players missing,  it will be interesting tosee if the injured players are coming back.

Reading (6) v Arsenal (4)

Arsenal are in desperate need for a win to catch up points on the runaway leaders while Reading need to iron out the defensive misatkes that cost them in the cup and in previous league games. By an absurd turn of event, those two teams already met on matchday one and Arsenal won by three goals to one on the day.

Sunderland (5) v Man City (1)

Sunderland will look to be the first team to take points of runaway leaders Man City. Can they upset the Citizen or will it be a fourth win in a row for Nick Cushing’s team. The chasing pack will be hoping for them to slip-up.

FA WSL 1 24th of April table

Birmingham 0 Manchester City 2

Notts County 2  Reading Women 2

 

City goes top of the table, while Birmingham goes bottom, Notts County and  Reading share the points and stay in the relegation pressure area.

 

Table

1. Manchester City 9 pts +5 pl 3

2. Manchester City 6 pts +3 pl 2

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3. Liverpool  4 pts +1 pl 2

4. Arsenal 3 pts  -2 pl3

5.Sunderland 2 pts 0 pl 2

6. Reading 2 pts -2  pl 3

7. Notts County  1 pt  -1  pl 2

8. Doncaster Belles 0 pt  -3  pl 1

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9. Birmingham 0 pt -3 pl2