Who will be top of the WSL at the break?
As we enter the final weekend in the Women’s Super League before the new year, Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal are favourites to lead.
Chelsea are current leaders of the pack with 24 points, whilst Manchester United and Arsenal trail slightly behind with 21. The tension going into Sunday’s fixtures is extremely high, as United and Arsenal have a game in hand, meaning each win is crucial for these three clubs.
Last year’s title winners have won 8 games out of 9, under Emma Hayes.
Both Marc Skinner and Jonas Eidevall have seen their side win 7 out of 8 times, with the Gunners just missing out on the runners-up position based on goal difference.
Sunday’s impressive win over Leicester City, saw Chelsea climb to the top of the table, not only with points but goal difference.
Sam Kerr and Fran Kirby have been catalysts for Chelsea's victorious run, with finding the net 5 times so far. Guro Reiten, Sunday’s player of the match, has racked up an extremely impressive total of 9 assists in 9 games. Her consistent contribution makes her a threat to opponents for the remainder games in the season.
Recently promoted Liverpool are the only ones to be successful against Chelsea this season!
Arguably United’s greatest win of the season came from their visit to Emirates Stadium last month, in a tight 3-2 victory, which put them above Arsenal.
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Alessia Russo has transferred her back-heeling ways into the WSL, as she has found the net an impressive 4 times this season. Whilst skipper Katie Zalem has led from the front with 5 assists, narrowly followed by Lioness Ella Toone who has directly created 4 goals this season.
Possibly the greatest derby there is- the North London Derby- saw a record breaking 47,367 fans witness the Gunner’s dominance at the Emirates back in September.
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Frida Maanum and Stina Blackstenius lead the Gunner’s winning streak with 4 goals each, with england legend Beth Mead being Arsenal’s top goal creator with 4.
As seen, all three teams display an impressive winning streak that comes from their high quality squads, which means the title this season could be anyone’s.
But who will be top of the WSL at the break?
Current leaders, Chelsea, come up against Reading at King’s Meadow Park on Sunday evening.
Manchester City will host runners-up, Manchester United, in an exciting Manchester derby on Sunday.
The Gunners travel to Villa Park to face 5th place spot Aston Villa on Sunday afternoon.
Each team needs the three points in order to be title contenders at Christmas, but who will get them?