Women's Super League permutations: How Chelsea or Arsenal could win the title

Leah Williamson and Beth England

After a thrilling season in the Women’s Super League, it’s all come down to the last weekend of matches. 

It was confirmed earlier this week that Birmingham City would be relegated to the Women’s Championship, but much is still undecided at the top of the table. 

Chelsea are leading by just one point, with Arsenal desperate for The Blues to slip up on the last day of the season.

The final qualifying spot for the Champions League will go to either Manchester City or Manchester United. Again, this will all depend on the results on Sunday. 

To make the final WSL weekend less confusing, GiveMeSport Women explains the permutations for every outcome. 

Chelsea win the Women’s Super League

This one is fairly simple. For The Blues to win their third consecutive WSL title, all they have to do is defeat Manchester United at Kingsmeadow. 

A draw or loss could also be enough, but this would be completely dependent on how Arsenal fare against West Ham. 

Chelsea's Pernille Harder

Arsenal win the Women’s Super League

If the Gunners want to claim their first WSL title since 2019, they have to rely on Chelsea dropping points against Manchester United. 

If the Blues draw or lose to the Red Devils, a victory against West Ham would be enough to propel Arsenal to the top of the table. 

If Chelsea draw and Arsenal draw, the Blues will receive the WSL trophy. But if Chelsea lose and Arsenal draw, the Gunners would be league winners due to their superior goal difference. 

Arsenal Women's Caitlin Foord

Manchester City qualify for the Champions League

Despite a poor start to the WSL this season, Manchester City are now on the brink of finishing third and qualifying for the Champions League. 

All they have to do is win or draw against Reading. If they lose, it will all come down to Manchester United’s result against Chelsea. 

Manchester United qualify for the Champions League

It will be a hard task for Manchester United to qualify for the Champions League, but not an impossible one.

First, they need Manchester City to lose against Reading. In this scenario, the Red Devils would then have to secure victory against Chelsea. A draw against the Blues would not be enough to leapfrog Manchester City for third place. 

Manchester City's Lucy Bronze and Manchester United's Kirsty Hanson

It certainly promises to be a blockbuster end to a brilliant season. All matches will kick-off at 12pm on Sunday. 

West Ham’s encounter against Arsenal will be broadcast on BBC Two, with Chelsea’s match against Manchester United on Sky Sports. The remaining games will be shown on the FA Player.

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