After many players have been away with their national teams, it’s back to league action as leaders Manchester City meet Brighton, second-placed Arsenal are at Reading and third faces fourth as Chelsea host Birmingham City.
Fixtures for Sunday 27 January
Reading v Arsenal (Wycombe Wanderers FC, 12.30) – live on BBC Red Button / BBC Sport
Chelsea v Birmingham City (Kingsmeadow Stadium, 2pm) – live on FA WSL Facebook
Manchester City v Brighton & Hove Albion (Academy Stadium, 2pm)
Bristol City v Yeovil Town (Stoke Gifford Stadium, 3pm)
Aston Villa v Leicester City WFC (Villa Park, 1pm)
Crystal Palace v Durham (Bromley FC, 1pm)
Lewes v London Bees (Lewes FC, 2pm)
Millwall Lionesses v Tottenham Hotspur (Dartford FC, 2pm)
Sheffield United v Charlton Athletic (Olympic Legacy Park, 2pm)
Monday 28 January
Liverpool v West Ham United (Tranmere Rovers FC, 7pm) – live on FA WSL Facebook
Arsenal will return to the top of the league – if only very briefly – should they avoid defeat in the lunchtime televised game away to fifth-placed Reading. The Gunners put six past the Royals in their fixture last October.
Manchester City begin the weekend as leaders and entertain Brighton who know they’ll have a battle on their hands. The Cityzens hit the Seagulls for six when they went head-to-head in Crawley.
There’s an important clash between the teams in third and fourth as Chelsea clash with Birmingham City. They played out a goalless draw last time and while the Londoners are sitting three points above their visitors, City are under new management as former Peru and Atletico Madrid boss Marta Tejedor takes charge for the first time.
The south west derby has mid-table Bristol City home to Yeovil Town who are two points adrift of Everton at the bottom. The Vixens edged the Glovers 2-1 when they met earlier in the campaign.
Liverpool then host West Ham on Monday evening, with the Reds three points short of the Hammers in seventh and hoping for a repeat of their 1-0 success at Rush Green.
It’s bottom versus top in the Championship, with Tottenham looking to extend their lead as Manchester United are without a game and hosts Millwall remain without a victory, as well as having shipped eight goals when at Spurs.
Both Charlton and Durham will go above United if they repeat the 2-0 wins from earlier in the season over their respective hosts this Sunday, with the Addicks at Sheffield United and the Wildcats at Crystal Palace.
Aston Villa’s all-Midlands meeting with Leicester City is being staged at Villa Park and likely to be a close affair, the pair having previously finished all square at 1-1.
Lewes welcome London Bees and look to avenge the 3-2 defeat at the Hive back in October.