Leicester's form after 6 games compared to WSL teams relegated in previous seasons

Leicester City have failed to pick up any points so far in the Barclay's FA Women's Super League, suffering from six straight defeats.

Having only managed to score two goals (one being an own goal by Tottenham player Drew Spence), but conceding 12, it's easy to see why Leicester are sat bottom of the table.

Here's how they fair after six games compared to three WSL teams who went on to get relegated:

Birmingham City 2021/22

After six games, Birmingham managed to gain one point with a draw against West Ham. Like Leicester, they also only managed to score two goals at this point but conceded 15, which is three more than Leicester. They had also only played two of the top five teams in the WSL by this point.

Bristol City 2020/21

Like Birmingham, the Robins also only managed one point after six games after a draw against Tottenham. However, they managed to score double the amount of goals as Leicester and Birmingham (four), but also conceded 30 goals after a 9-0 loss to Chelsea and an 8-1 loss to Manchester City.

Liverpool 2019/2020

Again, the Reds only gained a single point after six matches, drawing 1-1 against Bristol City. Liverpool scored the least amount of goals from any of the four teams (one), but also conceded the fewest (eight).

Over the last three seasons, the two teams that have finished in 10th or 11th place tend to get relegated the following season.

In the 2019/20 season, when Liverpool were relegated on six points, Bristol City finished in 10th place, and the following year (2020/21), they were relegated on 12 points.

Birmingham City, who finished 11th in the 2020/21 season, went on to get relegated with 11 points in the 2021/22 season. Who happened to finish 11th that year? Leicester City on 13 points. This doesn't necessarily mean anything, but it does make you think.

The Foxes now face second-place Arsenal in the WSL, in what will be a tough fixture for City. It's almost a must-win game to ensure they don't fall adrift at the bottom of the table, but with Arsenal, who haven't lost a game so far in the campaign, looking to claim all three points, it doesn't look promising, but you certainly never know with football.

Fellow struggling sides; Brighton play West Ham, with Liverpool playing Aston Villa and Reading playing Manchester City. All three teams are able to pull away from Leicester, with Liverpool and Brighton being the most likely of the two.

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