Four days of Conti Cup ties

FA Women’s Continental Tyres Cup
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The FA Women’s Continental Tyres League Cup group stage nears conclusion with a run of games from Thursday through to Sunday.

Blackburn Rovers and Sunderland go in search of their first points on Thursday, before meeting again in the FA Cup  on 8 January.

Friday brings a possible Group D decider, with Lewes hosting Bristol City, whom they lead by three points. Coventry United take on Reading in Group E, with both three points behind leaders Tottenham Hotspur, who entertain Everton at Brisbane Road in the BWSL on Wednesday (7pm, – live on The FA Player) before going to Southampton in the Conti Cup on Sunday lunchtime.

Saturday sees Everton and Durham challenging for second place in Group A, Manchester City set to win Group B if they avoid defeat at Leicester City, Group C top two clash as Brighton welcome West Ham clash, while Birmingham City – who are also still hopeful of progressing to the quarter-finals – home to London City Lionesses.

Meanwhile, Arsenal and Chelsea – given byes to the last eight – squeeze in their last two UWCL group games before Christmas. The Gunners host Lyon on Thursday (Emirates Stadium, 8pm) and visit Zurich next Wednesday (5.45pm), the Blues are away to Vllaznia this Friday (5.45pm) and then home to PSG on Thursday 22 December (Stamford Bridge, 8pm). All UK times and live on DAZN/DAZN YouTube.

As well as Southampton versus Spurs, Sunday sees Manchester United meet Sheffield United and a derby between Charlton Athletic and Crystal Palace, with the Addicks still chasing a quarter-final place.

Conti Cup fixtures

Thursday 15 December

Blackburn Rovers v Sunderland (Bamber Bridge FC, 7.45pm)

Friday 16 December

Lewes v Bristol City (Lewes FC, 7pm) – live on The FA Player

Coventry United v Reading (Butts Park Arena, 7pm)

Saturday 17 December

Everton v Durham (Marine FC, 12:30pm)

Leicester City v Manchester City (Burton Albion FC, 3pm)

Brighton & Hove Albion v West Ham United (Crawley Town FC, 12pm)
Birmingham City v London City Lionesses (St Andrews, 2pm)

Sunday 18 December

Manchester United v Sheffield United (Leigh Sports Village, 12pm) – live on MUTV

Charlton Athletic v Crystal Palace (VCD Athletic, 12pm)

Southampton v Tottenham Hotspur (St Mary’s Stadium, 12pm)

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