#FAWSL: Leaders host only unbeaten side

Maria Thorisdottir of Chelsea celebrates scoring winner against Arsenal
Maria Thorisdottir celebrates scoring Chelsea’s winner against Arsenal in October. (Photo: Chloe Knott for The FA)

Barclays FA Women’s Super League leaders Arsenal host Chelsea on Sunday 19 January, with the unbeaten Blues the only side to have defeated the Gunners.

Sunday 19 January 

BARCLAYS FA WSL

Birmingham City v Manchester City (Solihull Moors FC, 12:00) – BBC Red Button / BBC iPlayer / The FA Player
Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur (Leigh Sports Village, 12:00) – The FA Player
Arsenal v Chelsea (Boreham Wood FC, 2pm) – BT Sport 1
Everton v Reading (Southport FC, 2pm) – The FA Player
Bristol City v Liverpool (Stoke Gifford Stadium, 3pm) – The FA Player
West Ham United v Brighton & Hove Albion (Rush Green Stadium, 3pm) – The FA Player

FA WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP

Durham v London City Lionesses (Durham City FC, 12:00)
Coventry United v Sheffield United (Butts Park Arena, 2pm) – The FA Player
Charlton Athletic v Blackburn Rovers (VCD Athletic, 2pm)
Crystal Palace v Leicester City (Bromley FC, 2pm)
Lewes v London Bees (Lewes FC, 2pm)

Arsenal go into the massive clash with Chelsea four points ahead of them but from a game more and aiming to avenge the 2-1 loss at Kingsmeadow.

A repeat of that result could see Manchester City again go top, providing they win at a Birmingham City side who are battling to stay out of danger at the other end of the table.

Fourth-placed Reading, who only narrowly lost to a late goal at Arsenal in the Conti Cup in midweek, head to Everton whom they earlier edged 3-2.

It’s sixth versus fifth and Manchester United will leapfrog Spurs if they repeat the 3-0 victory achieved at The Hive.

West Ham welcome Brighton over whom they have two games in hand and also a point more, while there’s a huge basement battle between Bristol City and Liverpool with the Robins three points better off than the Reds but with a far worse goal-difference.

Sheffield United go to Coventry United seeking victory to halve the lead of Championship top team Aston Villa, who are without a game.

Durham face London City in a meeting of third and fourth but with the Wildcats seven points in front of the Lionesses.

London Bees are a further five points behind in fifth ahead of the fixture at Lewes, for whom Simon Parker takes charge for the first time following the departure to Celtic of Fran Alonso.

Crystal Palace and Leicester City go head-to-head in a very tight bottom six, which has winless Charlton Athletic bottom but just three points off sixth place as they prepare to take on Blackburn.

Fran Alonso is new Celtic FC Women’s head coach

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