Conti Cup quarter-finalists set to be confirmed

Manchester United v Manchester City - Barclays Women´s Super League
Another Manchester derby sees Conti Cup quarter-final places at stake. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

FA Women’s Continental Tyres League Cup quarter-finalists to be confirmed after final group games this midweek, while Chelsea are in Champions League action.

Aston Villa have won all their three Group A games to date and a draw at Sunderland will see them finish top, while the Black Cats need all three points to leapfrog their visitors into first place.

There’s also a two-point gap between Group B’s leading pair, Manchester United with a perfect record ahead of their derby clash at Manchester City. A draw will suit United, City need the win to take the group, while Leicester City trail the latter by two points ahead of hosting Everton.

There is just a couple of points between the top and bottom of four-team Group C, as London City Lionesses face leaders Crystal Palace with only goal-difference separating them. Watford welcome Lewes, with both needing a victory to effect the leadership.

Group D leaders Arsenal are a point in front of Tottenham and away to Reading, before third-placed Southampton meet Spurs at Eastleigh on Thursday.

Brighton are top of Group E, three points better off than both Charlton and West Ham, with Albion away to the Addicks and the Hammers travelling to Birmingham City.

Group winners progress to the quarter-finals, along with the two best second-place teams to be calculated by their Points Per Game average.

Wednesday 24 January


Blackburn Rovers v Sheffield United (Lancashire FA County Ground, 7pm)
Sunderland v Aston Villa (Eppleton Colliery Ground, 7.30pm)


Leicester City v Everton (Burton Albion FC, 7pm)
Manchester City v Manchester United (Joie Stadium, 7pm) – live on The FA Player


London City Lionesses v Crystal Palace (Dartford FC, 7pm)
Watford v Lewes (Wealdstone FC, 7.30pm)


Reading v Arsenal (Reading FC, 7pm)


Birmingham City v West Ham United (Birmingham City FC, 7pm)
Charlton Athletic v Brighton & Hove Albion (VCD Athletic, 7pm)

Thursday 25 January

GROUP D – Southampton v Tottenham Hotspur (Eastleigh FC, 7.45pm)

UEFA Women's Champions League - Real Madrid vs Chelsea
Real Madrid drew 2-2 at home to Chelsea in the UEFA Women’s Champions League in November. (Guillermo Martinez / SPP)

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