WHEN AND WHERE
Gareth Taylor’s side welcome Chelsea to the Joie Stadium in the Barclays Women’s Super League on Sunday 8 October.
Kick-off is scheduled for 12:30 (UK), with the match available to watch on BBC Two in the United Kingdom.
You can also follow key updates on the action via our dedicated matchday Twitter account: @ManCityWomen.
To find out how to watch the game from around the world, click here.
Our official app allows you to follow all of the action from the Joie Stadium in one place.
Minute-by-minute text updates will begin in our Matchday Centre at 11:00 (UK), while our Matchday Live show will begin at 11:30 (UK).
David James, Laura Bassett and Paul Dickov are special guests on the latest Matchday Live show, offering expert insight at half-time and in greater detail after the final whistle.
They will also answer viewer questions throughout the broadcast, with audience participation actively encouraged on Matchday Live. To get in touch, send a WhatsApp to: +447537186538.
During the game you can listen to live audio commentary from Chris Sharples while our text commentary continues.
Make sure to have push notifications turned on as well, so you can be alerted to key moments in the action, including goals, red cards and the team news.
Highlights from the match, as well as a full-match replay [available on CITY+] will also be available at 12:00 (UK) the following day.
GARETH TAYLOR PREVIEW
Gareth Taylor said Khadija ‘Bunny’ Shaw was in contention for Sunday’s big Barclays Women’s Super League clash with Chelsea.
The Jamaican was absent for the opening game at West Ham due to an injury she picked up while on international duty.
The news this week, however, is good as Taylor revealed she’s trained and will be in his thinking ahead of this weekend.
Taylor also said that Demi Stokes, who signed a one-year extension to her contract in June, is getting closer to a return but won’t be available for Sunday.
The Swede set the tone for a fantastic afternoon at the Joie Stadium with a sublime lob over Ann-Katrin Berger from just inside the area.
Our England winger doubled the advantage soon after with a stinging drive into the top corner to send the majority of the 5,000-strong crowd into raptures.
LAST TIME OUT
City began the 2023/24 WSL season with a fine 2-0 win away at West Ham in our previous outing.
After a goalless first half, Lauren Hemp broke the deadlock shortly after the interval with an impressive, curling effort from the edge of the box.
Despite being reduced to 10 players when Leila Ouahabi was sent off, Taylor's side produced a strong defensively display to claim three points in the capital.
RISE: THE STORY OF OUR SEASON
‘Rise: The Story of our Season’ – the latest documentary from City Studios - will be released on CITY+ this weekend, charting the progress of Manchester City Women across the 2022/23 campaign.
Records were broken, reputations were forged, and an exciting young squad showed they could go toe-to-toe with the best that England has to offer.
Our cameras were there every step of the way, capturing the thrills and spills of a compelling WSL title race which went down to the wire.
With candid reflections from players and coaches alike, ‘Rise’ provides a window into the personalities behind the stars you’ve seen on the pitch, while also nodding towards what should be another enthralling campaign, which begins on Sunday against West Ham United.
Keep across mancity.com, the official Man City app and our social platforms across this week for teaser clips from the documentary.
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