Manchester United Women: How to watch clash vs Chelsea, kick-off, what channel, team news
Manchester United head to London this week in the biggest game of the Women’s Super League season (WSL) so far. Can United finally get one over Chelsea? Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the big clash this weekend.
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The biggest game of the WSL season is upon us as Manchester United take on champions Chelsea at Kingsmeadow this weekend. With both sides enjoying impressive unbeaten league runs, a packed out ground will greet the teams as just one point seperates them at the top of the tale.
It is certain to be a game that will decided by big moments and big players and, following her impressive hat trick last week, United will be looking to the likes of Alessia Russo as they aim to gain an important three points in the title race at the home of three times champions Chelsea. With Blues and Matilda’s hotshot Sam Kerr around though, United will need to be on top of their game if they are to pull a positive result out of the bag.
The home side enter the game on the back of a surprise Continental Cup final defeat last week and will be fired up to ensure there is no repeat as they look to lay one hand on the WSL title for a record fourth time and put a huge dent in United’s title hopes.
When is Chelsea vs Manchester United
Where: Kingsmeadow, London, England, Sunday 12 March 2023, 12:30pm
The top of the table clash between Emma Hayes’ Chelsea and the Red Devils is the pick of the games in the WSL this weekend and has been given the prime Sunday slot in the fixture schedule. Kingsmeadow is completely sold out for the clash, with demand for tickets higher than usual.
The Blues are still the only side to have beaten Manchester United this season after the dismantled them in November thanks to goals from Sam Kerr, Lauren James and Erin Cuthbert in a 3-1 win at Leigh Sports Village but currently sit one point behind the away side as the race for the WSL title hots up.
Manchester United team news
Head coach Marc Skinner confirmed he has no news injury worries this week, with January signing Lisa Naalsund now available for selection after making the squad for the first time in last week’s 5-1 win over Leicester City.
Fellow winter signing Jayde Riviere is still ruled, with Skinner advising he expects her to be ready in two weeks. The Red Devils’ team has almost picked itself this year but there is sure to be intrigue as to who they will start on the right hand side this weekend. Martha Thomas started the win over Leicester, while Lucia Garcia came off the bench to score in the game - and Nikita Parris is the experienced option.
Chelsea vs Manchester head to head record
Man Utd have yet to topple Chelsea in the WSL, with Chelsea winning five of their six league encounters. Here are the sides previous results:
November 6 2022: Man Utd 1-3 Chelsea
May 8 2022: Chelsea 4-2 Man Utd
September 26 2021: Man Utd 1-6 Chelsea
January 17 2021: Chelsea 2-1 Man Utd
September 6 2020: Man Utd 1-1 Chelsea
November 17 2019: Chelsea 1-0 Man Utd
How to watch Chelsea vs Manchester United, what channel is the game on
The game will be shown live on BBC Two, with coverage and build up to the game confirmed to start at 12:15. If you’re not based in the United Kingdom the showpiece game will be streamed live on the WSL’s streaming platform, The FA Player from 12:30.