Chelsea handed Women's Super League title on points-per-game basis

Chelsea have been awarded the 2019-20 Women’s Super League title after the final table was determined on a points-per-game (PPG) basis.

Emma Hayes’ side sat second in the WSL table when the season was suspended in March, but leapfrog leaders Manchester City because they had played one game less. City had 40 points from 16 games (2.5 PPG), while Chelsea had 39 points from 15 matches (2.6 PPG).

“The FA Board has reached a majority decision to decide the 2019-20 Women’s Super League and Women’s Championship on a basic points-per-game basis, with promotion and relegation determined on sporting merit,” an official statement said.

“As a result, The FA Board has today confirmed the decision to award the 2019-20 Women’s Super League title to Chelsea Women, and to award the 2019-20 Championship title to Aston Villa Women FC.”

The statement also confirmed that Aston Villa will be promoted to next season’s WSL, with Liverpool relegated to the Championship. Manchester City and Chelsea have been awarded places in the Women’s Champions League for next season.

The WSL and Championship seasons were ended on 25 May due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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