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The stage is set for a London derby with Chelsea and Arsenal facing off in the Women’s Super League.

Last season’s Women’s Super League champions Chelsea FC Women have started the current campaign off slightly below par, winning just one of their opening four games, drawing the other three, while Arsenal Women lead the way with a perfect record.

Read on for Chelsea FC Women v Arsenal Women live stream options, team news, predicted XIs, stats and TV channel info.

When is Chelsea FC Women vs Arsenal Women?

Competition: English Women’s Super League

Venue: Kingsmeadow Stadium

Date: Sunday, 14 October

Kick-off: 2PM BST

Match preview

Chelsea enjoyed a second FA Cup win in May against the Gunners as they won at Wembley with a record breaking crowd of 45, 423 in attendance and the stage is set for an exciting domestic match between current WSL champions and current top of the table Arsenal.

Both teams go into Sunday’s match unbeaten with Arsenal winning their last three WSL games and Chelsea having drawn three and won 2-0 against Brighton. Chelsea have also kept a clean sheet in all games they’ve played in and will be looking to do so on Sunday.

Arsenal have only conceded goals in one of their three matches this season matches (with three coming against West Ham United Women).

Where can I watch live?

The game can be viewed by UK residents on BT Sport 1, which is channel 413 on Sky and channel 530 for Virgin Media users.

Is Fran Kirby the female Eden Hazard?

With rumours Eden Hazard is set to leave Stamford Bridge, Chelsea won’t be out of superstars with Fran Kirby playing for the Blues’ Women’s side.

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She joins Hazard in being nominated for a Ballon D’Or; Kirby makes history as this is the first ever women’s Ballon D’Or award. She is also the only player from the WSL to be nominated and won the PFA Players’ Player of the Year and inaugural Football Writers’ Women’s Footballer of the year last season.

Can Arsenal win the WSL?

With the men’s side also on a winning streak, the Arsenal women’s side currently sit at the top of the table and have no intentions of going anywhere. But that doesn’t mean they are resting on their laurels.

“There’s always room for improvement. I know it’s a cliche but there’s always little things that you want to improve and build upon, and that’s what I like about it,” said Arsenal manager Joe Montemurro (via the club’s official website).

Head to head

The last time these two met was in the 2018 Women’s FA Cup Final at Wembley, which saw Chelsea beat Arsenal 3-1 thanks to goals from Fran Kirby and a brace from Ramona Bachmann.

Since 2017, Chelsea are unbeaten against the Gunners, winning two league matches and drawing the other. But Arsenal are the form side going into the match, having scored 16 goals in three Women’s Super League matches so far this season – compared to Chelsea’s two.

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Team News

Predicted Chelsea XI: Telford, Bright, Mjelde, Eriksson, Carter; Thorisdottir, Ji, Andersson, Cuthbert, Kirby, Bachmann

Predicted Arsenal XI: Peyraud-Magnin; Bloodworth, Williamson, Quinn, Mitchell, Wälti, van de Donk, Little, Nobbs, McCabe, Miedema

Predictions

With the home advantage and a history of wins against Arsenal, Chelsea are the favourites to win Friday’s London Derby.

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