As we near the halfway point in this year’s instalment of the FAWSL, it is looking like a three-horse race that could go down to the wire for the title. Arsenal Women, Chelsea Women, and Manchester City Women have all looked to show their strength early on. Arsenal and Chelsea Women each have a marquee win under their belt eight matches in, with the latter coming out victorious in the match between the two London sides. Arsenal Women responded immediately following this loss by defeating Manchester City Women at home.
Chelsea Women come into this match full of confidence. Their statement win against Arsenal sent a message to the rest of the league, and they have followed it up with convincing wins against West Ham, Manchester United, and Birmingham City. Much of their success has come from a tactical alteration from Emma Hayes, lining up her side into a 4-4-2 formation for much of the new season. This system has allowed her to get all of her best players in the side and working well together.
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