Women's Football Weekend: Barclays Women's Super League football
Two fierce local derbies, some of the country’s best stadia and a league table that changes every week.
The stage for the very first North London derby in Barclays FA Women’s Super League history is here, as the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium prepares to play host to what is one of English football’s best-loved rivalries.
Barclays WSL champions Arsenal have beaten Spurs 10-0 in the FA Cup back in 2017 – their last encounter. Danielle van de Donk has the highest shot conversion rate of any player to have had at least five attempts this season.
The second of Sunday’s derby match-ups with the 13th edition of the Merseyside contest taking place at Anfield. Liverpool winning five of the previous 12, to Everton’s four.
But the Toffees will no doubt be ready as they eye Liverpool’s struggling start to the Barclays WSL season, with the Reds having won just one of their opening five league matches this campaign
Chloe Kelly, has notched four of Everton’s league goals so far this season, already besting last season’s tally.
Emma Hayes’ Chelsea take on Casey Stoney’s Manchester United.
The Blues have 13 points from five matches so far – their joint-best return at this stage, alongside the 2017/18 and 2015 seasons; and they went on to win the title in both. But United have three league wins on the spin, without conceding in any of them.
Brighton prepare to play on the ground for the first time since the final week of last season – that game ended in defeat to Arsenal, as the Gunners sealed the title in style.
Manchester City are down in third based on goals scored alone as they welcome West Ham come to town, a side they have a stellar record against in recent campaigns.
Reading will look to make it consecutive home league wins for the first time since November 2018 when they welcome Bristol City to the Madejski.