Chelsea vs Man City - WSL: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

Jamie Spencer
Chelsea host Man City in the WSL this weekend
Chelsea host Man City in the WSL this weekend / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Chelsea's clash with Manchester City is the headline clash in the WSL this weekend.

The reigning champions only recently played their first match of 2022 after a string of Covid-19 postponements but have made up for lost time after two wins in quick succession in the league and Continental Cup since the start of last week.

City, who have improved considerably since being torn apart by Chelsea in the reverse fixture in November, were also in action in the Conti Cup and will soon contest the final against Emma Hayes' side. They have, however, had one less day to recover than this weekend's opponent.

This is everything you need to know about the game this weekend...

How to watch Chelsea vs Man City on TV/live stream

When is kick off? Sunday 6 February, 12:30 (GMT)
Where is the match being played? Kingsmeadow
TV channel/live stream? BBC Two/iPlayer (UK), FA Player (international)
Highlights? FA Player, BBC Women's Football Show
Referee? Amy Fearn

Chelsea team news

Sam Kerr is expected to fine after taking a suffering a knock against Manchester United in the Conti Cup in midweek.

The Blues have no other new injury concerns but a handful of players have recently been missing with none-Covid illness, while Magdalena Eriksson is not expected to return from injury before the international break later this month.

Ji So-yun is still away on international duty as South Korea prepare for the Asian Cup final.

Man City team news

Steph Houghton has suffered an injury setback after only recently returning from a long-term absence, but England colleague Ellen White is available and could start.

Australian pair Hayley Raso and Alanna Kennedy are also back in contention to start after returning as substitutes in midweek following Asian Cup involvement. January arrival Julie Blakstad could get more minutes under her belt after making her City debut off the bench in midweek.

Chelsea vs Man City predicted lineups

Chelsea: Berger; Bright, Carter, Nouwen; Cuthbert, Ingle, Andersson, Reiten; Kirby, Kerr, Harder

Man City: Roebuck; Bronze, Kennedy, Greenwood, Stokes; Weir, Walsh, Stanway; Park, White, Hemp

Chelsea vs Man City score prediction

This won't be a repeat of the 4-0 annihilation when Chelsea thrashed Manchester City at the Academy Stadium earlier this season.

City have welcomed a number of players back to fitness since then. And even though Steph Houghton won't feature and is a big miss, it will be a much more even contest.

Chelsea, despite recent wins, aren't in the best rhythm after playing so little football since before Christmas and aren't at full strength themselves.

Prediction: Chelsea 2-2 Man City

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