The first three kick-offs of 2019 are all big games in the capital starting with a South London Saturday evening derby, followed by West Ham against league leaders Arsenal and a Championship title ‘six-pointer’.
Saturday 5 January
Crystal Palace v Millwall Lionesses (Bromley FC, 7.30pm)
Sunday 6 January (2pm)
West Ham United v Arsenal (Rush Green Stadium, 12:30) – live on BBC Red Button / BBC Sport Website
Birmingham City v Reading (Solihull Moors FC) – live on FA WSL Facebook
Chelsea v Everton (Kingsmeadow Stadium)
Liverpool v Brighton & Hove Albion (Tranmere Rovers FC)
Bristol City v Manchester City (Stoke Gifford Stadium, 3pm)
Charlton Athletic v Durham (VCD Athletic, 12:00)
Leicester City WFC v Lewes (Quorn FC)
Manchester United v London Bees (Leigh Sports Village) – live on MUTV
Sheffield United v Tottenham Hotspur (Olympic Legacy Park)
West Ham welcome Arsenal having narrowly lost out to the Gunners in a seven-goal thriller earlier in the season.
Manchester City start the new year only goal-difference off the top and with a trip to Bristol City. Although the Citizens won a Conti Cup tie there 3-0, they only just rescued a point at home to the Vixens in the WSL after being 2-0 down.
Chelsea are five points behind the leading pair and will entertain Everton in front of a full house at the Kingsmeadow Stadium.
Birmingham City are similarly placed to Chelsea and four points better off than visitors Reading.
Liverpool play Brighton with the two sides only managing fifteen goals between them in a total of twenty-two matches.
Meanwhile, it’s a cracking title race in the Championship, with only a single point separating the top four.
Leaders Manchester United begin 2019 at home to fifth-placed London Bees and it’s second versus third as Charlton host Durham in a noon kick-off.
Fourth-placed Spurs are at Sheffield United in seventh, Leicester face Lewes whom they lead by three points and the whole weekend is kicked off by a basement battle between local rivals Crystal Palace and Millwall.