With a month left, The FA announced the opening two weeks of fixtures for the Barclays FA Women’s Super League today. That means we now know the opponent our Chelsea FC Women will face in the first round at the weekend 5-6th of September.
The Blues’ will travel to Manchester to take on United at Leigh Sports Village, Sunday September 6th while the premier at Kingsmeadow will take place the weekend after when Chelsea welcome Bristol City to London.
The Blues’ track record vs Manchester United during the last season contains two 1-0 wins. The first one after a tight game at Kingsmeadow November 19th last fall when Chelsea managed to win due to a penalty scored by Norwegian international Maren Mjelde. This game was massive, in a very special way because it was watched by 4,790 spectators which was a record attendance for a WSL game held at a non-Premier League stadium. Manchester United could have got their revenge when the two teams once again faced each other in the Continental Cup semi-final. Ironically enough, it was Maren Mjelde once again, that decided the game when she scored 1-0 in the 72’ minute of the game at Leigh Sports Village Stadium, making sure that the Blues’ went through to the final.
The second leg in the league between these two teams in February was cancelled due to bad weather conditions, and about one month later, European football was cancelled and postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Let the Barclay’s Women’s Super League begin!
The good news just keeps coming to us
Another bomb for us before the weekend comes is THIS:
England international and Lioness player Millie Bright stays with Chelsea until 2023. She is the fourth player that signs a new deal with the Blues’ during preseason. In an official statement published over at Chelsea’s own website she talks about how she feels about this new deal.
Other positive news this week
There are many things we love to see as supporters and fans to our mighty blue women. Here are this week’s highlights:
Fran Kirby’s first 90 minutes back on the pitch for example. YAY for that.
And then there was this:
Guro Reiten’s new contract. We are sure she will continue to improve her already great track record as a blue’.
Let’s all enjoy one of Guro’s screamers here. We can’t just get enough of things like these!
Last but not least – the trophy was finally lifted and the players got a hold of their medals from being WSL-champions of the season 2019/20. Massive congratulations! Bring on the new season and let’s hope we’ll get the chance to see our skipper, Swedish international, Magdalena Eriksson, lift many more silverwares for the season to come.