Hammers host Gunners in Barclays Women’s Super League

West Ham United v Arsenal - Barclays Women's Super League
Steph Catley of Arsenal is tackled by West Ham’s Risa Shimizu in the meeting at Dagenham almost exactly a year ago. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Next-to-bottom West Ham United welcome third-placed Arsenal for a London derby in the Barclays Women’s Super League.

Aston Villa are seven points better off than basement side Bristol City before the pair meet on Saturday lunchtime, while first up on Sunday is Manchester United versus a Brighton side under interim head coach Mikey Harris.

West Ham are just three points from danger ahead of welcoming an Arsenal side as many points short of the leaders. Manchester City hold a similar position before meeting Leicester City, Chelsea entertain Everton in the late kick off.

It is fifth versus sixth with Liverpool up against Spurs and only goal-difference separating them but Tottenham now without the injured Ashleigh Neville for a few weeks.

Two of the teams involved in the Championship title scrap go head-to-head, as Southampton play Crystal Palace at St.Mary’s.

Charlton Athletic lead the table and are visited by Lewes, who are just goal-difference above last-placed Watford, who take on another title chaser in Birmingham City.

Reading tackle second-placed Sunderland, Durham are four points in front of visitors Sheffield United, London City Lionesses three behind Blackburn Rovers who make the journey to Dartford. Luke Turner has been announced as Sheffield’s interim head coach, following the sacking of Jonathan Morgan.

Saturday 3 February

Aston Villa v Bristol City (Walsall FC, 12.30pm) – live on The FA Player

Sunday 4 February

Manchester United v Brighton & Hove Albion (Leigh Sports Village, 12pm) – live on The FA Player
West Ham United v Arsenal (Dagenham & Redbridge FC, 12.30pm) – live on BBC2/BBC iPlayer/BBC Sport website
Manchester City v Leicester City (Joie Stadium, 1pm) – live on The FA Player
Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur (Tranmere Rovers FC, 2pm) – live on The FA Player
Chelsea v Everton (Kingsmeadow, 6.45pm) – live on Sky Sports

Barclays Women’s Championship

Durham v Sheffield United (Maiden Castle, 12pm)
London City Lionesses v Blackburn Rovers (Dartford FC, 12pm) – live on The FA Player
Reading v Sunderland (Reading FC, 12pm)
Charlton Athletic v Lewes (VCD Athletic, 2pm)
Southampton v Crystal Palace (Southampton FC, 2pm)
Watford v Birmingham City (Wealdstone FC, 2pm)

Head coach Melissa Phillips departs Brighton Women

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