#FAWSL: Big kick off to feature five-figure crowds

Arsenal celebrate their WSL title in 2019
Photo: Kate Green for The FA

The Barclays FA Women’s Super League season kicks off this weekend, with two big derbies being played at the Etihad Stadium and Stamford Bridge.

Saturday 7 September (3pm)

BARCLAYS FA WSL

Manchester City v Manchester United (Etihad Stadium) – live on BT Sport
Bristol City v Brighton & Hove Albion (Ashton Gate)

Sunday 8 September (2pm)

BARCLAYS FA WSL

Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur (Stamford Bridge, 12.30pm) – live on BBC Red Button
Liverpool v Reading (Tranmere Rovers FC)
Birmingham City v Everton (Solihull Moors FC)
Arsenal v West Ham United (Boreham Wood FC, 2.30pm) – live on BBC Red Button

FA WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP

Aston Villa v Blackburn Rovers (Villa Park, 12:00)
Durham v Charlton Athletic (Durham City FC, 12:00)
Lewes v Crystal Palace (Lewes FC)
London Bees v Coventry United (Barnet FC)
London City Lionesses v Leicester City WFC (Dartford FC)

Manchester City have reportedly sold over 20,000 tickets for their mouth-watering clash with Manchester United, while also on Saturday afternoon Bristol City host Brighton at Ashton Gate.

Chelsea and Spurs clash st Stamford Bridge in Sunday’s lunchtime game with a five-figure crowd due there too.

Arsenal begin their title defence at home to West Ham, Birmingham entertain Everton and Liverpool start at home to Reading.

While three WSL matches on the opening weekend are televised, the remaining three – as well as every other match this season – will be streamed live and for free on The FA Player.

Durham and Aston Villa look to extend their perfect starts in the Championship, with the Wildcats hosting Charlton and the Villains entertaining Blackburn who are still seeking their first point at this level.

Coventry are the other newcomers and they go in search of a first win at London Bees, Lewes play host to Crystal Palace and London City Lionesses have home advantage over basement side Leicester.

The 2019-20 Barclays FA WSL prize fund distribution:

1st £100,000, 2nd £67,000, 3rd £60,000, 4th £55,000, 5th £49,000, 6th £43,000, 7th £36,000, 8th £30,000, 9th £24,000, 10th £18,000, 11th £12,000, 12th £6,000.

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