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Man Utd to face tough challenge at sold out title clash at Chelsea

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Table topping Manchester United will hope to take advantage of rivals Chelsea facing a hectic fixture list when the Women’s Super League resumes. United claimed top spot in the WSL ahead of a break for international football with a gritty 2-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur last weekend. Marc Skinner’s side are a point clear of defending champions Chelsea ahead of a crunch meeting between the two next month. United’s unbeaten start to the season was emphatically ended by Chelsea in November as they fell to a 3-1 defeat in front of a then-club record crowd. That emphasised the challenge Chelsea will pose this season but United will be buoyed by their lofty league position and the tricky run of fixtures facing the defending champions. Also read: Toone speaks out and ‘holds her hands up’ after red card against Spurs Women Before facing United, the Blues face Arsenal in the FA Women’s Cup fifth round and then again in the FA WSL Cup final. It’s a testing double header and could put United in a potentially favourable position to capitalise on what might be a depleted or exhausted Chelsea squad. United’s next two games are against third tier Durham in the FA Women’s Cup before a match against bottom of the table Leicester City in the league. NEW! Our Year: European Champions 2022 – The Official England Winners Book With a foreword by England manager Sarina Wiegman, this is the only official book of the historic triumph, reliving every kick of a thrilling tournament and telling the stories of the players who made it all happen. Order now from reachsportshop.com/https://reachsportshop.com/book/our-year-european-champion-2022/ READ NEXT: Toone sent off as Manchester United take the lead in Women’s Super League title race Manchester United and Lionesses star Mary Earps shortlisted for prestigious FIFA award FA and Premier League launch major shake-up to ‘unearth very best’ in women’s football Alessia Russo has given Manchester United every reason to want to keep her Wiegman names England squad as host of Manchester United and Man City stars called up Story SavedYou can find this story in  My Bookmarks.Or by navigating to the user icon in the top right.

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