#FAWSL: Chelsea Women defend leadership in London derby

Chelsea were 4-0 winners at Aston Villa
Chelsea were 4-0 winners away to Aston Villa in midweek. (PA Images)

Chelsea lead the Barclays FA Women’s Super League on goal-difference ahead of hosting Spurs, while second-placed Manchester United go to Everton.

Saturday 30 January 

Barclays FA WSL

Bristol City v Brighton & Hove Albion (2pm) – live on The FA Player

Sunday 31 January

Barclays FA WSL

Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur (12.30pm) – live on The FA Player & BBC Red Button
Aston Villa v Arsenal (2pm) – live on The FA Player
Manchester City v West Ham United (2pm) – live on The FA Player
Everton v Manchester United (2.30pm) – live on The FA Player

FA Women’s Championship

Charlton Athletic v Blackburn Rovers (12pm)

Chelsea look to extend their new WSL record of 32 games unbeaten when welcoming Tottenham to Kingsmeadow, while the visitors arrive with their best top flight form to date 0f three successive wins.

Manchester United have played a game more than Emma Hayes’ side and are away to fifth in the table Everton. The Reds have reported that Tobin Heath will be out of action for an extended period.

Manchester City trail the top two by five points going into their fixture with West Ham, but the Cityzens are firing in the goals with seven in each of their last two matches.

Arsenal are a further point behind as they prepare to travel to Aston Villa, with the Gunners winless in three away WSL games for the first time since August 2011.

But the action begins on Saturday, as Bristol City aim to cut the gap between themselves and the rest of the division with home advantage over Brighton. Although Albion have kept two clean sheets in their last three outings, they have scored only once across the last five meetings with the Robins in all competitions.

There’s just one Championship match, as Charlton Athletic hope to bounce back from the midweek loss to London City Lionesses, with Blackburn Rovers this time their visitors.

Bristol City Women bolster their midfield with loan signing of Molly Pike

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