Manchester United’s rise could see one of Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal miss out of next year’s revamped competition
In December 2019, Uefa announced a shake up of the Women’s Champions League for the 2021-22 season. There was to be a group stage and an increase in the number of teams taking part, partly through the six highest-ranked nations being awarded a third place in the competition.
The changes were welcome, especially among England’s big three of Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City as it meant they would no longer have to battle for two coveted spots each year. Instead it would be a case of holding off the rest.