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Chelsea vs Manchester City LIVE commentary: The WSL giants face off for the first time since the FA Cup final after losing the opener of the new season


After both losing their first games of the WSL season, defending champions Chelsea take on Manchester City on Sunday afternoon.

Emma Hayes’ side began their title defense with a defeat as they were beaten 2-1 by Liverpool while the Citizens lost 4-3 in a thriller to Aston Villa.

Chelsea will face Manchester City on Sunday for the first time since the FA Cup final in May

Both sides will be keen to avoid back-to-back defeats, with the Blues not losing back-to-back since 2015 and Gareth Taylor’s side keen to bounce back from losing their opener for the first time in eight years.

The last time the two sides met was at Wembley, where Sam Kerr scored a brace, his second extra-time winner to win the FA Cup for Chelsea in May.

Chelsea vs Manchester City: How to follow

This WSL match will take place on Sunday, September 25.

The game will start at 4 p.m. at Kingsmeadow.

talkSPORT will have live coverage of the game from 3 p.m.

Commentary will be provided by Joe Shennan and former England striker Lianne Sanderson.

To tune into talkSPORT or talkSPORT 2 via the website, click HERE for the live stream. You can also listen through the talkSPORT app, on DAB digital radio, through your smart speaker and on 1089 or 1053 AM.

Reigning WSL champions Chelsea were beaten by Liverpool on the opening day of the season

Reigning WSL champions Chelsea were beaten by Liverpool on the opening day of the season


Chelsea vs Manchester City: team news

Fran Kirby’s penalty was waived as Chelsea lost to Liverpool on matchday one, so she will be keen to make the difference on Sunday.

Kerr is expected to start in the lead with Women’s Euro winning centre-back Millie Bright aiming to keep her Lionesses team-mate Lauren Hemp from making an impact.

Man City will have Alanna Kennedy back after missing the squad last weekend.

Kennedy is being watched for a hit she injured on international duty earlier this month.

Lionesses teammates Bright and Hemp will face off

Lionesses teammates Bright and Hemp will face off

Taylor wants to see improvement from his Man City players

Taylor wants to see improvement from his Man City players

Chelsea vs Manchester City: what was said?

Citizens boss Taylor has anticipated the game and is hoping for an improvement from his side on Sunday.

He said: “For us, we know it will be a very tough game, it’s their first game at home, but we’re looking forward to the challenge.

“We hope to show a better version of ourselves without the ball this time.

“That was really key, and it was a bit of a surprise that we weren’t as effective without the ball because we know if we do that we will always score goals.

“It’s a game the players are looking forward to. Whichever team we choose, we expect a good standard and will try to make it difficult for Chelsea on their home turf, but also show our best version with the ball.

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