#FAWSL: Opening two rounds of 2020-21 fixtures released

FAWSL 2020-21 opening weekend fixtures

The opening two rounds of fixtures for the Barclays FA Women’s Super League and The FA Women’s Championship 2020/21 season have been announced.

Chelsea begin the defence of their WSL crown away at Manchester United, promoted Aston Villa entertain 2019-20 runners-up Manchester City, while relegated Liverpool start at home to Durham.

The full fixture list across both leagues will be released in early September, with the season due to start behind closed doors until it is safe for fans to return.

A full list of kick-off times will be released once confirmed, with broadcast fixtures still to be decided.

Barclays FA WSL opening weekend fixtures [5/6 September]:

Arsenal v Reading
Aston Villa v Manchester City
Brighton & Hove Albion v Birmingham City
Bristol City v Everton
Manchester United v Chelsea
Tottenham Hotspur v West Ham United

FA WC opening weekend fixtures [5/6 September]:

Charlton Athletic v Crystal Palace
Coventry United v London Bees
Leicester City v Blackburn Rovers
Liverpool v Durham
London City Lionesses v Sheffield United

Free Week: Lewes

Barclays FA WSL second weekend fixtures [12/13 September]:

Chelsea v Bristol City
Birmingham City v Manchester United
Everton v Tottenham Hotspur
Manchester City v Brighton & Hove Albion
Reading v Aston Villa
West Ham United v Arsenal

FA WC second weekend fixtures [12/13 September]:

Blackburn Rovers v Charlton Athletic
Crystal Palace v London City Lionesses
Durham v Lewes
London Bees v Liverpool
Sheffield United v Leicester City

Free Week: Coventry United

Kelly Simmons, Director of the Women’s Professional Game, said: “Fans have had to wait a while to see some live action and being able to announce the first two rounds of fixtures ahead of so many other leagues was something we really pushed for to build up the excitement ahead of the season starting.

“We’re really looking forward to seeing our players back on the field to show off their talent and showcase the very best of what the Barclays FA Women’s Super League and FA Women’s Championship has to offer. My hope is that they will be joined by supporters in our stadiums soon, because fans make the matchday experience even more special.”

Once again fans will be able to stream Barclays FA Women’s Super League fixtures on The FA Player that are not chosen for broadcast, while selected FA Women’s Championship matches will also be streamed live.

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