It’s a huge day for Tottenham Hotspur Women. Months after coming in second in the FA Women’s Championship and earning promotion, Spurs are now a fully professional football club and are set to open their first campaign in the top flight of English women’s football.
It’s a tough task. Spurs lost both of their matches to Manchester United Women, the only other fully professional club in the FAWC, last season, and though they’ve spent the summer upgrading in key positions and solidifying their core around their existing talent, make no mistake about it — Spurs are a promoted side and will struggle at times this season.
That could start today. Spurs were handed one of the toughest first matches possible, playing away to Chelsea Women today, a team that finished third in the league last season and were Women’s Champions League semifinalists. But it’s also special because Spurs are playing the match not at Chelsea’s usual home ground of Kingsmeadow, but at Stamford Bridge. That atmosphere is special, but will make the job that much harder.
However, it’s still super exciting and we’ll be following Spurs all the way through this first season in the WSL. They’ll win some games. They’ll probably lose a bunch too. That’s the life of a promoted team, but the journey of 1000 miles begins with a single step.
How to Watch
Date: Sunday, September 8, 2019
Time: 7:30 a.m. ET, 12:30 p.m. BST
Location: Stamford Bridge, London, UK
TV: not televised (USA, UK)
Streaming: The FA Player , BBC Red Button
All WSL matches this season will be broadcast on The FA Player, a streaming service run by the FA. It is free and is not geo-restricted, but registration is required.
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