Chelsea Women host Manchester United in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League and here is all the information you need ahead of this weekend’s top-of-the-table clash…
When and where?
Emma Hayes and her team take on Casey Stoney’s United at Kingsmeadow on Sunday and it kicks off at 2.30pm.
How to follow
Blues supporters can keep up to date with the match via our social media channels. There will be live commentary on our Twitter page and regular updates on Instagram and Facebook. All you need to do is search ‘ChelseaFCW' on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
The encounter will also be shown live on BT Sport.
Chelsea began the second half of the season in style last weekend by thumping Reading 5-0 at the Madejski Stadium. Fran Kirby stole the show against her former club Reading, netting a perfect hat-trick by half-time. We took the lead when Kirby ran on to a flick-on from Sam Kerr and confidently rounded Grace Moloney, before slotting the ball into the empty net. The Chelsea No.14 then pounced on a Reading mishap and fired in a left-footed effort and her hat-trick came on the stroke of half-time when she headed in a Kerr cross.
Kirby extended our lead in the second half with another effort with her head and substitute Ji So-Yun added the cherry on the cake with a clinical close-range finish with only minutes left on the clock.
Like us, Manchester United are unbeaten in the league thus far, having eight and drawn two. They currently sit at the top of the table, but the Blues have a game in hand.
Sunday will be United’s first taste of football in 2021 because their match against Everton last weekend was postponed due to Covid-19 cases in the Toffees’ squad. Stoney’s team last played on Sunday 20 December against Bristol City in a match that ended in a 6-1 triumph. Millie Turner and Jess Sigworth scored while Leah Galton and Tobin Heath both registered a brace.
Emily Murphy heads to Birmingham City
The 17-year-old attacking player joins Birmingham until the end of the season. We wish Emily all the best as she takes these next steps to further her development.
Next up for Chelsea
The Blues travel north to face Manchester City in the quarter-final of the Continental Tyres League Cup on Wednesday, which has a 5.30pm kick-off. The match will be available to watch live on the FA Player.
Then we return to Women’s Super league action when we go to Bristol City on Sunday 24 January. This match kicks off at 2pm and will also be on the FA Player.