The Women's Super League 2022-23 season is set to begin
Why it matters
The Women's Super League is the top level of women's football in England and is one of the most competitive leagues in the world. The upcoming season is highly anticipated as teams have made significant changes to their squads and management, with Liverpool and Leicester returning to the top flight after two seasons away. The league has also seen a number of high-profile signings, including Shanice van de Sanden returning to Liverpool and Tobin Heath joining Arsenal. The league is expected to be fiercely competitive, with Chelsea and Arsenal among the favourites to win the title.
What the papers say
The Guardian and The Independent provide previews of the upcoming season, highlighting the changes made by teams and the key players to watch. Both sources agree that the league is set to be highly competitive, with a number of teams capable of challenging for the title. The Guardian focuses on Chelsea and Arsenal, while The Independent also mentions Manchester United and Manchester City as potential contenders. The Guardian also provides a detailed look at Liverpool's return to the top flight, while The Independent reports on the departure of Hull FC's head coach Brett Hodgson.
How we got here
The Women's Super League has grown in popularity in recent years, with increased investment and coverage helping to raise the profile of the league. Last season saw Chelsea win their third successive title, narrowly beating Arsenal to the top spot. The league has also seen a number of high-profile signings in recent years, including Alex Morgan, Sam Mewis, and Rose Lavelle. The upcoming season is expected to be one of the most competitive yet, with a number of teams looking to challenge for the title.
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