WSL1: Coming up this week!

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The Women’s Super League 1 is set to provide us with an exciting weekend with fixtures across both Saturday and Sunday. The first head to head will see Birmingham City take on Chelsea at 2pm on Saturday.

Chelsea are closing the gap on league leaders, Manchester City, after they managed to take a point from their meeting last Thursday, ending City’s run of wins in the season so far. Chelsea are now only two points behind first place, and will be hoping that their upcoming fixture will push them up to edge past City.

However, before all the action unfolds over the weekend, the action begins tonight as Liverpool come head to head with Arsenal at 7pm. Liverpool currently reside in third place in the table, but need the points to climb any further. Opponents Arsenal are just behind Liverpool on eleven points.

Back to the weekends fixtures, and Bristol City will play Sunderland, two teams who are mid-table, and will no doubt be hoping to gain more points in their next few fixtures.

Sunderland only have won only three games out of eight this season so they need to up their game should they want to progress further up the table, and with opponents Bristol in a similar position, both teams will be fighting for the points this weekend.

Onto Sunday’s fixtures now and this promises to be a thrilling day in the WSL1. Manchester City will take on fourth place Liverpool, and City will be feeling the pressure as they will need the three points to stop rivals Chelsea from jumping ahead of them, should they beat Birmingham on Saturday.

Arsenal will play Yeovil Town, who are still without a win in the league this season so they will need to come out fighting on Sunday to try and get some points on the table. It will not be an easy game for Yeovil, especially playing away from home, but the team will no doubt give it everything they’ve got as they push for the three points.

The last game of the weekend will see Everton take on Reading at the Select Security Stadium, and with Everton struggling in the bottom half of the table, a win for them could see them jump above Birmingham, should they lose out to Chelsea. Also, a loss for Arsenal would see Reading potentially climb into fourth place, which would be a very healthy place to be for this stage in the football season.

With all the teams feeling the pressure with upcoming fixtures, it’s essential they all play to the best of their abilities, as a lot could be set to change in the league at the end of the week.

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Cherise Harrison
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