The FA Women’s Super League and Championship – Previews – Fixtures – Saturday/ Sunday, December 5/6

Saturday, December 5

The FA Women’s Super League

Aston Villa Women v Manchester United Women (12:30pm)

Sunday, December 6

The FA Women’s Super League

Chelsea Women v West Ham United Women (12:30pm)

Chelsea becomes the first FAWSL club to welcome supporter through the turnstiles following the lifting of COVID restrictions.

The Blues will accommodate up to 700 fans at their Kingsmeadow ground for the visit of London rivals, West Ham United on Sunday lunchtime.

Meanwhile, Billy Stewart and Paul McHugh take interim charge of the Hammers following the departure of Matt Beard. 

The Hammers were beaten by a goal to nil by Brighton in their last league outing and have won just one of their seven FAWSL matches to date.

Arsenal Women v Birmingham City Women (2pm)

Nine hundred fans will be admitted to Meadow Park for the Gunners clash with Birmingham City.

The Gunners support will be keen to see their charges return to winning ways after they slipped from the league summit after four points were dropped against Manchester United and Chelsea in their previous two outings.

Tottenham Hotspur Women v Brighton & Hove Albion Women (2pm)

Spurs welcome fans back to The Hive for the visit of Brighton, a match which signals a new era under the management of Rehanne Skinner

The former England assistant is clearly looking forward to the challenge of lifting the North Londoners, who currently occupy a place next to bottom in the table, without a win to their name this season: Speaking to, Skinner enthused: “With the conversations I’ve had coming into this role, there’s so much positivity and growth around the women’s game, there’s so much investment into it and the plans for the future are so significant – I’m really happy to hear how the club is embracing the women’s team and how much they want to move it forward in the Spurs family. 

“Off the back of that, I think it’s just such an exciting opportunity for me. It’s really important to mention that the squad that’s here already has got huge potential and for me, that’s something that was really attractive in terms of coming here as well. Being in the training ground too, it’s a fantastic training ground and you couldn’t really ask for more in terms of facilities. I’ve had a grand tour which was outstanding. There are loads of positives.”

Elsewhere in the FAWSL…

Reading Women v Bristol City Women (2pm)

Everton Women v Manchester City Women (2:30pm)

FA Women’s Championship

Durham Women v Blackburn Ladies (Noon)

Leicester City Women v London Bees (2pm)

Lewes Women v Charlton Athletic Women (2pm)

Liverpool Women v Crystal Palace Women (2pm)

London City Lionesses v Coventry United Ladies (2pm)

Brian Jeeves

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