There is plenty of action to look forward to this weekend in both the WSL and the SSE Women’s FA Cup. Below is the action which will be taking place.
The weekend’s action starts on Sunday at midday in the WSL 2 when third place Durham Women FC host Aston Villa Ladies FC. Durham will be looking to close the gap to second place Milwall Lionesses to one point with victory on Sunday. Villa will be looking to close the gap to eighth place London Bees to two points with a win on Sunday.
Then at two o’clock there are four fixtures to look forward to in the SSE Women’s FA Cup.
The first of these sees WSL 1 side Arsenal Ladies entertain Charlton Athletic LFC. Arsenal are overwhelming favourites to progress to the next side especially after beating Manchester City Women in the final of the FA WSL Continental Tyres Cup last week 1-0. This means if Arsenal progress they could will be on course to add their 60th trophy to their cabinet.
The next fixture is a exciting tie which sees Liverpool Ladies host Chelsea Ladies. Chelsea sit nine points in front of Liverpool in WSL heading into the game but in the cup league position and form means nothing. Liverpool will be looking to win the cup and get their first piece of silverware this season especially with them being off the pace to leaders Chelsea in the WSL 1.
The other tie this weekend sees Sunderland AFC Ladies entertain Manchester City Women. Sunderland currently sit in seventh place in the WSL 1 and fourteen points and five places below Manchester City heading into the tie but, as I mentioned earlier form and league positions counts for nothing in the cup. Manchester City will be looking to bounce back from their narrow loss to Arsenal in the final of the SSE Women’s FA Cup.
The final action of this weekend comes from the WSL 2 and sees bottom place Watford Ladies FC take on seventh place Sheffield FC Ladies. Watford are still looking for their first win of the season as they currently only have a return of one point from their first eight games. A win would move them onto level points with second bottom Villa. A win for the visitors, Sheffield will see them move above Oxford United Women and into sixth place in the WSL 2.
One thing is for sure, it is set to be an exciting weekend of action in both the cup and the WSL.