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Chelsea vs. Tottenham Women: game time, match thread, and how to watch online

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Spurs are finally getting their chance against Chelsea, weeks after their match was postponed due to COVID.

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Boy, we haven’t done one of these in a hot minute! It’s a Tottenham Hotspur Women match thread! We’re posting this early to make sure people know that this match is actually happening, especially since it kicks off early in the morning USA time.

Tottenham Hotspur are at Kingsmeadow to take on Chelsea in a match that was originally scheduled to take place on December 19. Unfortunately, the Blues had some COVID outbreaks and the match was rescheduled to today.

Tottenham’s exciting news this past week was the loan signings of two international footballers to the end of the season: England and Manchester United defender Abbie McManus, and South Korea and West Ham central midfielder Cho So-hyun. These are two very good players, but it’s unclear yet if they’ll be in the starting lineup to take on the Blues.

Chelsea are an outstanding team, and are currently joint top of the table with United, though the Blues have a match in hand. They’re scary good and are led by Fran Kirby and Sam Kerr, who both have eight goals. Spurs last played Chelsea in November, losing 2-0 in the FA Cup. This will be the first time they’ll play in the WSL this season.

Tottenham have struggled to score this season, notching only 11 goals so far, but their defense has been pretty good overall. After a slow start, Spurs have won their last three matches under new manager Rehanne Skinner, but will need to play extremely well to get anything from Chelsea today. The one thing Spurs haven’t done yet in the WSL is get a result against one of the Big Four clubs in the league. Maybe that starts today.

COYSW!

Lineup

To be posted when released by the clubs.

How to Watch

Chelsea FC Women vs. Tottenham Women
Sunday, January 31 2021
7:30 a.m. ET, 12:30 p.m. GMT
Kingsmeadow, Kingston Upon Thames, London, UK
TV: not televised (USA/UK)
Streaming: The FA Player (free, registration required), NBC Sports Live (USA), BBC Red Button (UK)

Match thread rules

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