Matildas Abroad Preview: North London Derby could decide WSL title race

Only one more week of action remains in the WSL, with the titleholder still undecided between current champions Chelsea and Arsenal. 

Midweek action in England could decide which team from London lifts the WSL trophy this season, with Chelsea having one game left in the season while the Gunners have two games left to decide the title. Meanwhile Manchester City could decide the fate of last-placed Birmingham City. 

Journey to 2023 - Thin Banner

Starting off in North London, Arsenal need a crucial win over Kyah Simon's Spurs in order to keep their WSL title hopes alive.

Just four points behind ladder leaders Chelsea, but the Gunners will be looking to take the title race down to the final day in the WSL.

Caitlin FoordLydia Williams and Steph Catley all started in Arsenal's 7-0 win over Aston Villa last weekend, and could be called on once again against Tottenham.

Simon's Spurs have faced Chelsea twice in four days, they will now take on another title contender in the North London Derby set to be played at Emirates Stadium. 

Tottenham can no longer finish in the top three, should they beat Arsenal, it will see Sam Kerr's Chelsea claim the title with a game to spare. 

The last meeting between the two sides, in November of last year, saw a 1-1 stalemate in a tough game that saw Tottenham take Arsenal's first points from them, after a dominant start to the season. 

This game kicks off on Thursday morning at 4:15 am AEST

Over in Manchester, Alanna Kennedy and Hayley Raso's City decide the fate of last-placed Birmingham City. The equation is simple, Birmingham will be relegated with a draw or defeat against Manchester. 

Manchester has their eye on the third spot, looking to overtake their rivals Manchester United and claim third place and the last Champions League spot.

After a slow start to the season, Manchester has flourished in recent weeks, collecting seven consecutive wins in the WSL. 

Should Gareth Taylor's side beat Birmingham tomorrow morning they would sit two points in front of Manchester United heading into the final day, where Man Utd face the difficult task of facing the reigning champions who will be looking to claim the title for a third consecutive season. 

This game kicks off on Thursday morning at 4:00 am AEST