Women’s Super League Preview: Bottom Host Top in Must Win for Both Teams

It’s a bottom versus top clash in the Women’s Super League as Bristol City host Chelsea at Twerton Park on February 14.

Bottom Versus Top Clash as Bristol City Hosts Chelsea in the Women’s Super League

Bristol City Host Chelsea

Bottom club Bristol City host league leaders Chelsea at Twerton Park on the back of a three-match unbeaten run in all competitions.

The run began with a 3-0 victory over fellow strugglers Brighton & Hove Albion before City secured a place in the Continental League Cup Final for the first time after beating Leicester City 1-0 in the semi-finals. Most recently, Matt Beard’s side claimed a point in a 1-1 draw away at his former club, West Ham United.

A win would be enough to take the Vixens off the foot of the table, but they face a Chelsea side that’s found their groove again with a comfortable 3-0 win over Arsenal last time out.

It was a perfect response to a shock 2-1 defeat to Brighton and a win would extend the Blues’ lead at the top of the table to five points.

Aston Villa Take on Arsenal

Aston Villa welcome Arsenal to the Banks’ Stadium in another match that pits together two teams at opposite ends of the table.

Villa boosted their survival prospects with a 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur last time out and another win would see them move up two places from tenth into eighth.

Arsenal head into the contest on the back of a 2-1 defeat to Manchester City that all but ended their title aspirations. The focus is now on securing a top-three finish and Champions League football for next season.

Joe Montemurro’s side will have Manchester United in their sights, and look to take full advantage of their two games in hand over the Red Devils and close the nine-point gap between the clubs.

Reading Welcome Everton

It’s sixth versus fifth at the Madejski Stadium, as Reading welcome Everton to Berkshire.

The Royals head into the contest after a memorable 2-0 win away at Manchester United last time out and another victory would see them leapfrog the Toffees into fifth place.

Kelly Chambers has now seen her side build up a three-match unbeaten run with 2-2 and 1-1 draws against Aston Villa and Arsenal preceding that result against Man United.

The Toffees have struggled for consistency in recent weeks after picking up a win, defeat and a draw in their last three games, that has affected their outside hopes of claiming a top-three finish.

They most recently shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw with Birmingham City last time out.

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