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PREVIEW: Manchester City v Chelsea

Manchester City and Chelsea will potentially fight for the right to become the 2020/2021 Barclays FA Women’s Super League champions when the pair meet at The Academy Stadium on Wednesday evening.

Gareth Taylor’s trail Chelsea by two points with three games to go and their meeting in Manchester has been dubbed as a likely title decider.

Manchester City go into the match with no fresh injury concerns. Defenders Megan Campbell, Steph Houghton and Gemma Bonner all remain sidelined with long-term injuries. Full-backs Demi Stokes and Lucy Bronze both returned to action against Aston Villa at the weekend following injury and the pair are believed to have come through the game without any complications.

Chelsea make the long trip to the North West with a virtually fully fit squad. Manager Emma Hayes’ only absentee is Norwegian international defender Maren Mjelde who has been ruled out of action until pre-season. Hayes arguably fielded a weaker side in the Vitality Women’s FA Cup at the weekend than opposite number Taylor and several players are set to be recalled to the starting XI to face Manchester City. Defender Magda Eriksson came off with a knock in Friday’s 5-0 victory over London City Lionesses but she is thought to be fit.

Manchester City’s Barclays FA Women’s Super League fixture against Chelsea kicks-off at 6pm on Wednesday evening and will be screened live on BT Sport 1.

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