Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United get the weekend’s Barclays FA Women’s Super League fixtures underway with a Saturday lunchtime kick off.
Saturday 10 October
BARCLAYS FA WSL
Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United (Barnet FC, 12.30pm) – live on BT Sport 3
Sunday 11 October
BARCLAYS FA WSL
Brighton & Hove Albion v Arsenal (Crawley Town FC, 12.30pm) – live on BBC Red Button / BBC iPlayer / The FA Player
Everton v Wext Ham United (Walton Hall Park, 1pm) – live on The FA Player
Bristol City P-P Aston Villa
Reading v Birmingham City (Reading FC, 2pm) – live on The FA Player
Chelsea v Manchester City (Kingsmeadow, 2.30pm) – live on BT Sport 1
FA WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP
Durham v Crystal Palace (Maiden Castle, 12:00)
Lewes v Blackburn Rovers (Lewes FC, 12:00)
Coventry United v Sheffield United (Butts Park Arena, 2pm)
Leicester City v Liverpool (Quorn FC, 2pm) – live on The FA Player
London City Lionesses v London Bees (Dartford FC, 2pm)
Spurs are looking for their first win, while Manchester United – although unbeaten in the league – will aim to bounce back from their midweek defeat on the Conti Cup. Tottenham midfielder Chloe Peplow this week had surgery on a broken foot and hopes to return to training in December.
Brighton take on leaders Arsenal in one of Sunday’s early starts, second-placed Everton follow up half-an-hour later when welcoming West Ham. The Gunners expect to be without Jordan Nobbs and Kim Little, who may both need more time to recover from minor hamstring injuries.
Birmingham City are one of three sides still to get off the mark after three games, as they head to Reading. The Blues have dual-signed Stoke City goalkeeper Daniela Kosinska, who replaced the injured Hannah Hampton in midweek.
Due to a positive Covid-19 test at Aston Villa that has resulted in a number of players having to self-isolate, their next two WSL fixtures against Bristol City and Chelsea have been postponed.
Last but certainly not least in the WSL is Chelsea’s clash with Manchester City at 2.30pm. Chelsea are goal-difference ahead of City and have already beaten them this season in the Community Shield.
There’s two noon starts in the Championship, Durham with the chance to go top even if only for a couple of hours when entertaining Crystal Palace, Lewes have home advantage over Blackburn. Rovers have loaned goalkeeper Emma Bradley out to Chorley for the rest of the season.
Liverpool – boosted by the cup victory over Man United – begin the weekend as leaders and visit Leicester City, who have drawn two of their three games.
Coventry United face Sheffield United, while there’s an all-capital basement battle with London City Lionesses hosting London Bees.