Over 20,000 set to see Chelsea Women face Manchester United

Chelsea are in Barclays Women's Super League action at Stamford Bridge
Over 20,000 tickets have been sold for Chelsea’s match with Manchester United. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

The Barclays Women’s Super League weekend action features Chelsea versus Manchester United at Stamford Bridge but begins on Friday at the Pirelli Stadium.

Leicester City host Aston Villa with the eight-placed Foxes one point ahead of their visitors, before Arsenal entertain Everton on Saturday, with the Gunners having the chance to go level on points with leaders Chelsea.

Emma Hayes’ side are up against fourth-placed Manchester United who are seven points behind them, second-placed Manchester City face fifth-in-the-table Liverpool.

Brighton go into the clash with Bristol City only three points above the basement side, West Ham are just goal-difference off the bottom and home to mid-table Spurs.

The Barclays Women’s Championship title race sees two points separate the top five before Sunday’s games, with leaders Birmingham City at Reading and Charlton Athletic – second on goal-difference – home to Blackburn Rovers.

Sunderland are a point short of the leading pair and hosting Sheffield United, who – despite their position in eighth – gave Spurs a huge scare in the FA Cup last week.

London City Lionesses host an all-capital clash with fourth-placed Crystal Palace, Southampton sit fifth before their fixture with Watford, while Durham make the very long trek down to Lewes.

Adobe Womens FA Cup - Bunrley v Birmingham City - Lancashire FA County Ground
Birmingham City lead the Championship on goal-difference. (Sean Chandler / SPP)

Barclays Women’s Super League

Friday 19 January

Leicester City v Aston Villa (Burton Albion FC, 7pm) – live on The FA Player

Saturday 20 January

Arsenal v Everton (Boreham Wood FC, 2pm) 

Sunday 21 January

Chelsea v Manchester United (Stamford Bridge, 12.30pm) – live on BBC2/BBC iPlayer/BBC Sport website
Brighton & Hove Albion v Bristol City (Crawley Town FC, 2pm) – live on The FA Player
Manchester City v Liverpool (Joie Stadium, 2.30pm) – live on Sky Sports
West Ham United v Tottenham Hotspur (Dagenham & Redbridge FC, 6.45pm) – live on Sky Sports

Barclays Women’s Championship

Charlton Athletic v Blackburn Rovers (VCD Athletic, 12pm)
Lewes v Durham (Lewes FC, 12pm) – live on The FA Player
Reading P-P Birmingham City
London City Lionesses v Crystal Palace (Dartford FC, 2pm)
Southampton v Watford (St Mary’s Stadium, 2pm)
Sunderland v Sheffield United (Eppleton CW, 2pm)

Rangers Women sign Aston Villa’s Olivia McLoughlin on loan

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