#Conti Cup kicks off

Manchester City lift the Conti Cup
Manchester City won the 2018-19 Conti Cup. (Photo: Lynne Cameron for The FA)

The FA Women’s Continental League Cup group stage starts on Sunday and features a top flight London derby between Chelsea and West Ham.

Sunday 22 September (2pm)

Group A

Coventry United v Blackburn Rovers (Butts Park Arena)
Durham v Aston Villa (Durham City FC, 12:00)
Liverpool v Sheffield United (Tranmere Rovers FC, 12:00)

Group B

Bristol City v London Bees (Stoke Gifford Stadium, 3pm)
Charlton Athletic v Brighton & Hove Albion (VCD Athletic)
London City Lionesses v Arsenal (Dartford FC)

Group C

Birmingham City v Everton (Solihull Moors FC)
Manchester City v Leicester City (Academy Stadium)

Group D

Chelsea v West Ham United (Kingsmeadow)
Lewes v Crystal Palace (Lewes FC)
Tottenham Hotspur v Reading (Barnet FC)

Holders Manchester City open up with a home match against Leicester City, while 2019 runners-up Arsenal face a trip to London City Lionesses.

Newcomers Coventry United and Blackburn go head-to-head, Sheffield United have a big match at Liverpool, so to London Bees at Bristol City.

Charlton Athletic enjoy home advantage over higher division Brighton and Spurs’ sole goalscorer so far this season –  Rachel Furness – faces former side Reading.

Everton return to Birmingham City having already won there 1-o in the Barclays FA WSL, unbeaten FAWC leading pair Durham and Aston Villa clash, while Lewes meet Crystal Palace for the second time this season, their earlier match ending all square at 1-1.

Conti Cup group fixtures in full.

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