Six issues to look out for

Six things to look out for

The WSL returns this weekend following the worldwide break, as the ladies’s sport makes an attempt to capitalise on the hole within the English home footballing schedule created by the boys’s World Cup.

A collection of video games have been placed on by golf equipment of their important stadiums, there is a blockbuster conflict between two WSL heavyweights, and two new managers try to put their stamp on groups.

Here is every part to look out of in gameweek seven of the WSL.

Jess Park

Everton will probably be with out Jess Park this weekend / Naomi Baker/GettyImages

Jess Park has been one of many standout performers for Everton this time period and continued her flying 2022/23 marketing campaign by scoring with the primary contact of her senior England debut in the course of the worldwide break.

The ahead is on mortgage on the Toffees from Manchester Metropolis and is subsequently unavailable to play towards her mother or father membership on Saturday. It will likely be attention-grabbing to see how Everton adapt with out one among their important attacking threats.

“It’s [a setback] after all, however we knew that after we made the mortgage,” stated Brian Sorensen. “So now it is [an opportunity] for an additional to take an opportunity and present what they’ll do.”

Metropolis may very well be with out an attacking risk of their very own, with Lauren Hemp a doubt with a thigh damage.

Everton vs Man Metropolis

When is kick off? Saturday 19 November, 15:00 (GMT)
The place is the match being performed? Walton Corridor Park
TV channel/stay stream? Sky Sports activities Primary Occasion/Soccer/Premier League (UK) FA Participant (Worldwide)
What time does protection begin? 14:00 (GMT)
Referee? Emily Heaslip

Beth Mead, Katie McCabe

Arsenal are again on the Emirates on Saturday / Clive Rose/GettyImages

As Arsenal and Manchester United put together to take to the pitch on the Emirates Stadium in entrance of tens of hundreds of individuals, these sorts of events are more and more the norm for the WSL.

Arsenal are prime for now, however they are going to nearly definitely be leapfrogged by no less than Chelsea ought to they lose this one. United additionally can’t afford the psychological blow of a second successive defeat to a important rival, having been their very own worst enemy in a disappointing defeat to Chelsea final outing. They’ve the added risk of wanting over their shoulder at an enhancing Manchester Metropolis too.

This is likely one of the largest video games of the season to date…and on the most important stage.

Arsenal vs Man Utd

When is kick off? Saturday 19 November, 17:30 (GMT)
The place is the match being performed? Emirates Stadium
TV channel/stay stream? Sky Sports activities Primary Occasion/Soccer (UK), FA Participant (worldwide)
What time does protection begin? 17:15 (GMT)
Referee? Kirsty Dowle

Emma Hayes

Emma Hayes is about to return to the touchline for Chelsea / James Gill – Danehouse/GettyImages

Emma Hayes will return to the dugout for Chelsea’s conflict with Tottenham on Sunday for the primary time following her month-long break from soccer to get well from an emergency hysterectomy.

Denise Reddy and Paul Inexperienced guided the Blues to 6 wins from six in Hayes’ absence – and the Chelsea boss has chosen fairly the event to make her touchline return.

Chelsea host Tottenham at Stamford Bridge, the primary time a WSL match has been staged on the membership’s important stadium because the opening day of the 2019/20 marketing campaign, when Spurs had been additionally the opponents.

The Blues introduced on Monday that every one basic sale tickets for the conflict have bought out, which means the fixture ought to comfortably entice a document attendance for a Chelsea WSL fixture. The determine the membership are vying to surpass is 24,564.

Chelsea vs Tottenham

When is kick off? Sunday 20 November, 13:00 (GMT)
The place is the match being performed? Stamford Bridge
TV channel/stay stream? BBC One, BBC iPlayer (UK) FA Participant (Worldwide)
What time does protection begin? 12:50 (GMT)
Referee? Rebecca Welch

Rachel Corsie, Kirsty Hanson

Aston Villa beat Manchester Metropolis final outing at Villa Park / Barrington Coombs/GettyImages

Aston Villa are additionally in motion on the membership’s important stadium this weekend as they welcome Studying to Villa Park – a venue which has been the scene of very current success for Carla Ward’s aspect.

Villa recorded arguably the very best WSL victory within the membership’s historical past at Villa Park on the opening day of the 2022/23 marketing campaign, registering a breathless 3-2 win over Manchester Metropolis.

“We love taking part in at Villa Park, it is a fantastic event, nice stadium,” stated Ward. “The final time we had been there was unbelievable, so we need to attempt to replicate that and proceed to get bums on seats.”

Aston Villa vs Studying

When is kick off? Sunday 20 November, 14:00 (GMT)
The place is the match being performed? Villa Park
TV channel/stay stream? FA Participant (UK, worldwide)
Referee? Adam Herczeg

Hope Powell, Amy Merricks

Merricks is in interim cost of Brighton following Hope Powell’s departure / Bryn Lennon/GettyImages

Brighton had been usually strong and effectively drilled underneath Hope Powell, able to irritating the WSL’s elite on their day however not famend for his or her aim scoring prowess.

Following Powell’s resignation, Amy Merricks took interim cost, and oversaw a thrillingly chaotic 5-4 victory over West Ham in her first sport within the sizzling seat.

Will we see a extra measured efficiency from the Seagulls towards Liverpool on Sunday, or is Brighton’s identification underneath Merricks going to be pure joyful chaos?

Brighton vs Liverpool

When is kick off? Sunday 20 November, 14:00 (GMT)
The place is the match being performed? Broadfield Stadium
TV channel/stay stream? FA Participant (UK, worldwide)
Referee? Abigail Byrne

Willie Kirk

Kirk is the brand new Leicester boss / Paul Harding/GettyImages

It was introduced that Willie Kirk could be changing Lydia Bedford simply three days earlier than the Foxes took on Arsenal in what was then Kirk’s first sport in cost.

The previous Everton boss has now had a fortnight to work together with his new aspect, and has emphasised the significance of upping the depth in coaching as one among his first tweaks as Leicester supervisor.

Supporters could begin to see the items of Kirk’s Foxes workforce starting to fall into place towards West Ham on Sunday as he makes an attempt to raise his new aspect off the underside of the WSL.

“We have to get factors on the board as rapidly as potential, and that’s the single goal between now and Christmas,” Kirk stated. “We all know what factors we need to obtain between now and the top of the season, we have chunked that into smaller chunks of video games so we all know precisely what we have to do between now and Christmas.”

West Ham vs Leicester

When is kick off? Sunday 20 November, 15:00 (GMT)
The place is the match being performed? Chigwell Building Stadium
TV channel/stay stream? FA Participant (UK, worldwide)
Referee? Louise Saunders

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