WSL Midweek Preview – Arsenal And Chelsea In Action

WSL Midweek Preview – Arsenal And Chelsea In Action

The WSL season is almost at a close. The majority of teams in the league have just two games remaining. Who can end the campaign on a positive note?

On Wednesday, May 17, Everton will take on Arsenal and West Ham United will square off against Women’s FA Cup winners Chelsea – let’s take a closer look at the two fixtures.

Everton Vs Arsenal

Mid-table will take on Jonas Eidevall’s Arsenal at Walton Hall Park on Wednesday evening, with a kick-off time of 6:15. The Blues have experienced a steady WSL season so far, while the Gunners will be disappointed to be effectively out of the title race.

A big win over the Toffees may give Arsenal a glimmer of hope. However, they are six points behind league leaders Manchester United with just three games remaining. As such, it would take something of a miracle for the Gunners to lift the trophy at the end of the campaign.

On top of this, Arsenal also have numerous key players out with injury, including Beth Mead, Vivianne Miedema and Leah Williamson. Can Everton take advantage of a depleted Gunners outfit?

West Ham United Vs Chelsea

West Ham will take on Chelsea in the second game of the afternoon, which will kick off at 8:15. The Hammers have little to play for – they are all but safe from relegation – but it is a massive game for the Blues.

A win or draw would see Emma Hayes’ Blues leapfrog Manchester United in the WSL table. As such, United fans will definitely be wearing their claret and blue scarves tonight!

Following a tense FA Cup final, Chelsea may have some tired legs coming into the game against the Hammers, who themselves have not played since May 7 (in a 1-0 defeat against Brighton). Could an upset be on the cards?