This weekend sees a mouthwatering top of the table clash as Manchester City Ladies host Chelsea Ladies. Manchester City currently sit second and are just a point behind Chelsea who sit top of the table heading into the game.
Manchester City looking to bounce back:
Manchester City will be looking to bounce back with a win on Saturday after a 2-0 defeat against Birmingham City Ladies meant they lost top spot to Chelsea and it also ended City’s impressive nine match unbeaten run in the WSL 1.
Speaking to Manchester City’s website, City and England midfielder Jill Scott feels the Chelsea game will give them chance to bounce back:“When you go on a run of being unbeaten for so long it’s going to hurt, but I think the good thing is that we’ve got Chelsea on Saturday and that gives us a chance to bounce back. We will analyse the game, go again and work hard at the weekend.”
Scott feels that City need to work on the amount of chances they create before Saturday’s game:“I think one of the areas we need to look at is that we didn’t create many chances as we usually do – it’s one of those things where we didn’t play well enough and we are honest enough to say that. One game doesn’t win or lose you the league so we will go again on Saturday.”
Chelsea still unbeaten:
On the other hand, Chelsea head into the game on Saturday unbeaten in their first ten games in the WSL 1 and grabbed a 2-0 victory away at Yeovil Town Ladies last night.
After the game Karen Carney spoke about Saturday’s clash against City: “We’ve done really well, we’re confident, a lot of the squad has played minutes now and we’ve pushed on. “We’re in a good place and we’re excited for the game and rightly so. We like big games and we’ve hit some really good form.
“When teams play against Chelsea they will always grow in confidence when we haven’t scored. There’s always that pressure for Chelsea to be the dominant force.
“We’re relaxed and calm and we know it takes patience. It doesn’t matter when it goes in just as long as it goes in.”
One thing is for sure, Saturday’s clash will certainly be a close but entertaining one and will the see the winner take top spot in the league.