06 September 2020

LIVE WSL: Manchester United 1-1 Chelsea

Champions Chelsea will begin their WSL title defence today in their opening fixture of the 2020/21 season against Manchester United.

The match, which will be played behind-closed-doors at United’s home ground Leigh Sports Village, will kick off at 2.30pm and is available to watch on BT Sport 1.

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Welcome back to the Women’s Super League!

Chelsea will start their WSL title defence today against Manchester United.

Yesterday the league kicked off with Manchester City beating Aston Villa 2-0.

The team news has been announced, stand by for updates!

United announce starting 11

Manager Casey Stoney has announced her first squad of the 2020/21 season.

New signing Ona Batlle gets her first start on her league debut and teenager Lauren James is on the bench.

Chelsea release their team sheet

Boss Emma Hayes has announced her team to start their title defence.

Despite having a tough day in the office last weekend, Australian international Sam Kerr is starting for the Blues.

New signing Pernille Harder starts on the bench alongside Beth England.

Millie Turner reaches milestone!

United star Millie Turner will feature in her 50th game for the club today!

Congratulations Millie!

Under half an hour to go

United v Chelsea will kick off in under half an hour

Who do you think will win the clash?

Hayes speaks pre-match

Chelsea boss Emma Hayes has spoken before kick off 

"So excited to be a part of the league where everyone wants to come to and developing our English talent, this is a dream for me.

“We have a wonderful group and I think the group that start today have performed the most consistently.”

She adds United were one of their ‘toughest opponents’ last season.

Stoney speaks pre-match

United manager Casey Stoney has spoken before kick off

"They [Chelsea] come here with the pressure on them, there is no pressure on my players today.

"I think we need to improve, we finished fourth last season so we need to aim to get into the top three, but this is the most competitive WSL ever."

Phil Neville makes an appearance

Neville, England manager until next summer, is at Leigh Sports Village

Moment’s applause

There is a moment’s applause for healthcare workers for their work during the Covid-19 pandemic.

And much like yesterday, players take a knee in support of Black Lives Matter.

Kick off!

United v Chelsea are underway!

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