It’s a clash between the last and the best in the Women’s Super League when Bristol City host Chelsea at Twerton Park on February 14.
Bottom versus Top Clash as Bristol City host Chelsea in the Women’s Super League
Chelsea, host of the city of Bristol
The latest club, Bristol City, host league leaders Chelsea at Twerton Park after a three-game unbeaten streak in all competitions.
The streak began with a 3-0 win over teammates Brighton & Hove Albion before City secured a spot in the Continental League Cup Final for the first time after beating Leicester City 1-0 in the semifinals. More recently, Matt Beard’s team claimed a point in a 1-1 draw at his former club, West Ham United.
One win would be enough to knock the Vixens off the foot of the table, but they face a Chelsea that has found its rhythm again with a comfortable 3-0 win over Arsenal last time out.
It was a perfect response to a surprising 2-1 loss to Brighton and a victory would extend the Blues’ lead at the top of the table to five points.
Aston Villa faces Arsenal
Aston Villa hosts Arsenal at Banks’ Stadium in another match that pits two teams at opposite ends of the table.
Villa boosted their survival prospects with a 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur last time and another win would see them climb two places from 10th to 8th.
Arsenal head into the game after a 2-1 loss to Manchester City that practically ended their title aspirations. The focus is now on securing a top-three result and Champions League football for next season.
Joe Montemurro’s team will have Manchester United in their sights and will look to make the most of their two games in hand over the Red Devils and close the nine-point gap between the clubs.
Reading Welcome Everton
It is sixth against fifth at Madejski Stadium, as Reading welcomes Everton to Berkshire.
The Royals head into the competition after a memorable 2-0 win at Manchester United last time around and another win would see them jump the Toffees to fifth place.
Kelly Chambers has now seen her team rack up a three-game unbeaten streak of 2-2 and 1-1 draws against Aston Villa and Arsenal before that result against Man United.
The Toffees have struggled to stay consistent in recent weeks after earning a win, a loss and a draw in their last three games, hurting their outward hopes of claiming a top-three finish.
They recently shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw with Birmingham City last time out.