Chelsea and Manchester Metropolis go face to face in a blockbuster conflict at Kingsmeadow on Sunday, as two of the WSL’s heavyweights try to get again on monitor after shock losses final weekend.
Manchester Metropolis suffered a 4-3 defeat to Aston Villa following their summer time of upheaval, earlier than reigning champions Chelsea had been overwhelmed by newly promoted Liverpool.
Who will bounce again on Sunday?
Here is 90min’s WSL preview forward of Chelsea versus Manchester Metropolis.
When is kick off? Sunday 25 September, 16:00 (BST)
The place is the match being performed? Kingsmeadow
TV channel/livestream? Sky Sports activities Soccer, Sky Sports activities Premier League, Sky Sports activities Principal Occasion (UK), FA Participant (worldwide)
What time does protection begin? 15:00 (BST)
Referee? Abigail Byrne
Pernille More durable is a doubt for Chelsea, having pulled out of the beginning XI with damage in the course of the heat up forward of her aspect’s defeat to Liverpool. Emma Hayes defined that More durable had been engaged on grass on Friday, however her availability for Sunday’s fixture will not be unknown till Saturday.
Gareth Taylor confirmed his squad is anticipated to be a lot the identical as final week, bar defender Alana Kennedy, who might be in competition to return after lacking out towards Aston Villa.
Chelsea (3-4-3): Musovic; Vivid, Eriksson, Buchanan; Charles, Cuthbert, Fleming, Reiten; Kirby, Kerr, James.
Man Metropolis (4-3-3): Roebuck; Morgan, Houghton, Greenwood, Stokes; Aleixandri, Coombs, Fowler; Kelly, Shaw, Hemp.
Either side endured troublesome begins to the marketing campaign, however it’s Chelsea who ought to be anticipated to bounce again faster, given Metropolis are in a interval of transition after a squad overhaul in the summertime.
Metropolis’s entrance three stay among the many finest within the league, but when Chelsea can stifle the service to them and press excessive – as Villa had such pleasure doing final weekend – the champion Blues ought to gather their first three factors of the season.