Tottenham Hotspur Women are getting another rare appearance on UK television at the end of next month! The club announced today via social media that its upcoming match against Chelsea at The Hive on March 29 will be televised on BT Sport!
No word on whether it’s BT Sport 1 or 2, but really, who cares — if you’re a Spurs fan living in the UK you won’t have to find a reliable internet signal and fire up the FA Player if you want to watch Spurs Women. (But honestly, this is a huge match — if you live in the UK you should really take a trip to Edgware and support the team in person.)
It’s not the first time that Spurs Women have been on national TV this season. The early-season win over West Ham at the London Stadium and the first North London Derby at the Hive in November were both also on BT Sport 1. Ironically, Spurs’ opening season narrow loss to Chelsea, held at Stamford Bridge, was not televised.
Chelsea are a heck of a good team this season — they’re within a point of Manchester City at the top of the table and boast a roster of top international players such as Bethany England and Fran Kirby (England), Sam Kerr (Australia), and Ji So-Yun (South Korea). They will be heavy favorites to win, but Spurs played them more or less equal in their first meeting, falling 1-0 a hugely encouraging match. It’s not completely insane to think that Spurs might be able, with an exceptional performance, to nick a draw at home — the Blues have dropped points away at last-place Liverpool and at Brighton this season. Why not Tottenham?
The match will kick off at 2 p.m. BST (9:00 a.m. ET) at the Hive on March 29.