The 2018–19 FA WSL was the eighth edition of the FA Women's Super League (WSL) since it was formed in 2010. It was the first season after a rebranding of the four highest levels in English women's football. The previous FA WSL 2 is now the Championship – eleven clubs are competing in the 2018–19 FA Women's Championship.
FA WSL trophy
|Goals scored||315 (3.03 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Vivianne Miedema|
|Biggest home win||Man City 7–1 West Ham|
(14 October 2018)
Arsenal 6–0 Reading
(21 October 2018)
Chelsea 6–0 Bristol City
(20 February 2019)
|Biggest away win||Arsenal 7–0 Yeovil Town|
(19 September 2018)
|Highest scoring||Man City 7–1 West Ham|
(14 October 2018)
Following restructuring of the women's game in order to provide for a fully professional Women's Super League (WSL), membership of both the first and second tier is subject to a licence, based on a series of off-the-field criteria. Yeovil Town estimated the budget needed for a WSL season at about £350,000. Existing WSL teams were first offered the opportunity to bid for licences, with all applying FA WSL clubs retaining their place in the first tier, with Brighton & Hove Albion from the WSL2 also offered a place in the WSL. From the first tier, Sunderland were unsuccessful in their license application.
This left up to two places in the WSL and up to five places in the Championship for applying clubs. Fifteen applications were received for both the top two tiers, and West Ham was given a licence in the second stage, so that the league is made up of 11 teams.
|Birmingham City||Solihull||Damson Park||3,050||5th|
|Brighton & Hove Albion||Crawley||Broadfield Stadium||6,134||2nd, WSL 2|
|Bristol City||Filton||Stoke Gifford Stadium||1,500||8th|
|Chelsea||Kingston upon Thames||Kingsmeadow||4,850||1st|
|Manchester City||Manchester||Academy Stadium||7,000||2nd|
|Reading||High Wycombe||Adams Park||9,617||4th|
|West Ham United||Romford||West Ham United F.C. Rush Green Training Ground||3,000||7th, WPL South|
|Yeovil Town||Dorchester||The Avenue Stadium||5,229||10th|
|1||Arsenal (C)||20||18||0||2||70||13||+57||54||Qualification for the Champions League|
|7||West Ham United||20||7||2||11||25||37||−12||23|
|9||Brighton & Hove Albion||20||4||4||12||16||38||−22||16|
|11||Yeovil Town (R)||20||2||1||17||11||60||−49||−3[a]||Relegation to the Championship|
|Home \ Away||ARS||BIR||BRH||BRI||CHE||EVE||LIV||MCI||REA||WHU||YEO|
|Brighton & Hove Albion||0–4||2–1||—||0–1||0–4||0–0||0–1||0–6||1–4||0–1||2–1|
|West Ham United||2–4||1–2||0–4||2–0||0–2||0–2||0–1||1–3||0–0||—||2–1|
The 2018–19 FA Women's Championship is the first rebranded edition of the FA Women's Championship, the second tier of women's football in England, renamed from the FA WSL 2 which was founded in 2014. The season runs from 8 September 2018 to 12 May 2019.On 20 April 2019, Manchester United won the title, and promotion to the FA WSL, with two games to spare in their debut season after recording a 7–0 victory over Crystal Palace. Tottenham Hotspur subsequently secured second place and promotion following a 1–1 draw at Aston Villa in their penultimate fixture. Millwall Lionesses finished bottom but were spared relegation as the FA sought to expand both of the top two divisions to twelve teams each by 2019–20.2018–19 FA Women's League Cup
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|2019–20 FA Women's Super League teams|
|2019–20 FA Women's Championship teams|