With at least 35 matches exclusively live on Sky Sports and the Sky Sports app, get ready for the most exciting season yet
By Virgin TV Edit
Big news! The Barclays FA Women’s Super League has a new home on Sky Sports, with the brand new season kicking off on the first weekend of September. Talk about a perfect match.
Having signed a three-year deal to become the primary broadcaster of the WSL, Sky Sports will be showing a minimum of 35 unmissable live games during the 2021-22 campaign, as Chelsea look to defend their crown after edging out fierce rivals Manchester City in a thrilling title race.
Can’t get near the TV when the big match is on? Don’t worry, because with the Sky Sports app you can keep bang up to speed with the action on the go – and at no extra cost!
Last season’s WSL was lit up by some of the best players in the world, but who should you be keeping an eye on when it all kicks off again? Here are six stars expected to make a big impact this year…
Sam Kerr (Chelsea)
Is there a better striker in the WSL right now? Probably not. Kerr’s 21 goals last season helped put her top of the scoring charts and Chelsea top of the table. Give the hard-working Aussie international half a chance and she will punish you, as Team GB found out only too well at the Olympics.
Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal)
This Dutch striker is a goal machine. With 18 goals helping the Gunners secure a third-place finish last season, Miedma will be expected to lead their charge again this term as the club looks to win its first title since 2019. With a clever footballing brain and one of the most powerful shots in the WSL, the 25-year-old has everything you would want in a forward.
Ellen White (Manchester City)
Having played a blinder for Team GB at the Olympics by scoring six goals, defenders will be keeping a close eye on the Manchester City striker this season. White’s sharp instinct for finding the net is almost unparalleled in the WSL, making her one of the true stars of the women’s game in England right now.
Natasha Flint (Leicester City)
With Leicester having gained promotion from the Championship last season, they’ll be looking to star striker Flint to help keep them in the top flight after her 17 goals helped get them there. With a rocket of a right foot – and a pretty handy left one, too – you might be hearing a lot more of her this year.
Lauren James (Chelsea)
The biggest transfer of the summer saw forward Lauren James swap Manchester United for Chelsea (where brother Reece also plays) in a deal thought to be the most expensive ever between two WSL clubs. Just 19 years of age and full of potential, expect her to have a huge future.
Ella Toone (Manchester United)
If last season was a disappointing one for United (they just missed out on Champions League qualification, while manager Casey Stoney departed the club), one bright spark was Toone. Finishing with nine goals and five assists, the Red Devils will be looking to the cool-headed 21-year-old to push them to the next level this term.
And don’t miss more Women’s Super League action live on the BBC!
With an additional 22 live WSL matches across the BBC throughout the 2021-22 season, you’re all sorted for top coverage of England’s top flight.
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