When Chelsea Women play Manchester City Women at the Academy Stadium on Sunday, they will try to make it five wins in a row overall.
Man City Women
It was a disappointing weekend for Man City as Aston Villa knocked them out of the FA Cup, leaving the WSL title as their only chance of winning silverware this season.
Rachel Daly’s winning goal ultimately sealed City’s fate and forced them to shift their focus to the WSL for the rest of the season.
While securing Champions League qualification remains a priority for the third-placed team, they can overtake league leaders Chelsea on Sunday, who currently have a two-point lead and a game in hand.
This game will be crucial for Man City as they aim to secure a top spot in the WSL and challenge for the title.
Man City Women WSL Form: W D W W W
Chelsea has been on a positive run of form since losing to Arsenal in the League Cup final. They have secured four consecutive competitive victories, including a 1-0 win over European champions midweek.
Their trip to France on Wednesday proved successful, with Guro Reiten’s goal securing a narrow 1-0 win over Lyon in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final.
Chelsea’s impressive form extends beyond Europe, as they have not lost a league game since the season’s opening day. They have dropped only two points in their previous 13 WSL games, giving them a great deal of momentum heading into Sunday’s upcoming encounter.
Chelsea Women WSL Form: W L W W W
Man City Women
Man City manager, Gareth Taylor, has recently shared that his team has no new injury concerns. However, Khiara Keating will continue to remain sidelined.
Unfortunately, the visitors for Sunday’s match are still facing injury concerns. Pernille Harder, Katerina Svitkova, and Fran Kirby will remain sidelined due to their respective injuries.
However, Chelsea manager Emma Hayes has provided a positive update on the condition of Millie Bright, who was forced off just before half-time during their match against Lyon. Hayes has suggested that the England international will be fit to play in Sunday’s game.
Manchester City Women’s expected starting lineup:
Roebuck; Caspraij, Houghton, Greenwood, Aleixandri; Hasegawa, Angeldahl; Kelly, Castellanos, Hemp; Shaw
Chelsea Women’s expected starting lineup:
Berger; Perisset, Buchanan, Bright, Charles; Cuthbert, Ingle; James, Fleming, Reiten; Kerr
Head to Head
The women’s teams of Manchester City and Chelsea FC have faced each other 31 times to date.
Manchester City has won 10 games, Chelsea FC has emerged victorious in 14, and 7 matches have ended in a draw.
Time, Date & Venue
Date: Sunday, March 26
Time: 12:40 pm, UK Time
Venue: Academy Stadium, Manchester
Chelsea has been in excellent form lately, winning 12 out of their last 13 league games. However, they may have to settle for a draw when they face Man City, who have not lost a home league game in 15 matches.
While Chelsea has been dominant in recent weeks, their visit to Man City will undoubtedly present a significant challenge. Man City has a strong home record and will be keen to maintain their unbeaten run in front of their fans.