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FA Women’s Super League confirm start date of 2020-21 season

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Chelsea 2020-21 Barclays FAWSL season will kick off the weekend of September 5-6

Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur - Barclays FA Women’s Super League Catherine Ivill/Getty Images for Barclays FA Women’s Super League

Chelsea FC Women look to follow a dominant 2019-20 season with an even better 2020-21, and now we know when we can finally see them on the pitch again.

The new season of the FA Women’s Super League has been confirmed to start the weekend of September 5 — one week before the Premier League.

If you’ve been following along since the unfortunate suspension, then cancellation, of the 2019-20 WSL season, you will have noticed that Chelsea have been busy.

At first there were many departures — Adelina Engman, Anita Asante and Ramona Bachmann — then plenty of arrivals. Having already added Sam Kerr and agreed for Bayern Munich midfielder Melanie Leupolz to join the club in the summer, Chelsea continued to hashtag-build by plucking winger Niamh Charles from Liverpool and bringing in the best young midfielder in women’s football, Jessie Fleming.

All of this has gotten your resident Chelsea FCW supporter (me, that’s me!) extremely giddy. I’ve missed this team, and they’ve only gotten better.

A footnote in this that is also quite important is that the Blues’ (2019-20) FA Cup quarterfinal match against Everton will take place the weekend of September 26. This means that after winning the Continental Cup in late February, and being awarded the league title on sporting merit, Chelsea can still make 2019-20 a treble-winning season. Bit odd, bit crazy, and I have no idea if players who weren’t in the squad prior to the summer transfer window will be allowed to play or not. But it’s an early / late? / earlylate opportunity to take a big step toward another trophy so let’s effin’ go.

One thing that is still uncertain is where we’ll be able to watch these games — if and when the fixture list is announced. The base assumption is that the they will continue to utilize the widely available FA Player like last season, but if they are seeking a rights-buyer, that could change.

So, we have a little over a month to get hyped, which in Corona Times is either 13 seconds or 900 years. See you then (and maybe with a season preview before)!