Matildas Abroad Review: Nail-biting WSL title race comes to an end; San Diego play first regular season home game

The final day of action kicks off in the WSL, with Chelsea and Arsenal still neck and neck at the top of the ladder. While Aussies face off in Sweden.

The FA Women's Super League will crown their 11th Champions this weekend, with Chelsea looking to make it three consecutive WSL titles and Arsenal looking to dethrone the Blues. 

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Starting off in England, Emily Gielnik's Aston Villa wrap up their season against Birmingham City, a side already facing the fate of relegation next season.

Villa sits just two points shy of 10th placed Everton, with Carla Ward's side recording six wins this season. This game will kick off on Sunday night at 9:00 pm AEST

Meanwhile over in London, Sam Kerr's Chelsea host Manchester United with it all to play for on the last day of the competition. The Blues have the chance to become the first side in the WSL to win the title in three consecutive seasons, with Emma Hayes' side sitting at the top of the ladder.

The Blues' opposition, Manchester United, will be looking to hold onto their spot of third on the ladder to see them claim the third and final UWCL spot for next season. 

Chelsea come into the game off the back of a nervy 1-0 win over Birmingham City, which saw them just hold on to first place thanks to a lone goal from the penalty spot from Pernille Harder. 

Kerr will also be vying for the WSL Golden Boot for the second season in a row, sitting in first place with 18 goals, her closest competitor Vivianne Miedema is four goals behind her. 

This game will kick off on Sunday night at 9:00 pm AEST

Meanwhile, the other side from Manchester will also be fighting for the third UWCL spot when they take on Reading FC.

An emphatic 6-0 win over Birmingham in midweek WSL action puts City in a prime spot to take the third spot, leading Manchester United by 2 points. 

Alanna Kennedy had her first goal for City in their win over Birmingham, with Gareth Taylor's side finding form just weeks out from the Women's FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium. 

City comes into the clash in splendid form, having won 20 of their last 22 games in all competitions. This game will kick off on Sunday night at 9:00 pm AEST

Kyah Simon's Spurs finish their WSL season off against Leicester, hosting the second to last side. 

Tottenham come into the game off a midweek 3-0 loss in the North London Derby, while Leicester City faced a 4-0 loss last weekend at the hands of Manchester City. 

Despite not being able to finish in the top three, Spurs have secured the club's highest-ever finish in the WSL, with Tottenham unable to finish lower than sixth. 

This game will kick off on Sunday night at 9:00 pm AEST

Arsenal's last game of the season will see them on the hunt for their fourth WSL Champions when they take on West Ham United at Chigwell Construction Stadium.

With Chelsea currently only one point ahead of the Gunners, a victory for Sam Kerr's side against Manchester will see them crowned champions regardless of Arsenal's result against the Hammers. 

Caitlin FoordLydia Williams and Steph Catley could claim their first piece of silverware since joining the North London club, with the latter signing a new two-year deal with Arsenal during the week. 

Foord has found herself on the scoresheet in back-to-back WSL games for the Gunners, scoring a double in their midweek win over Spurs and looking to do the same against West Ham to give her side the best possible chance to claim the title.

With Chelsea and Arsenal playing simultaneously, fans will be on the edge of their seat to see which London based side will claim the WSL title. 

Mackenzie Arnold and Tameka Yallop have helped West Ham to their most successful season in the WSL, claiming 27 points. 

This game will kick off on Sunday night at 9:00 pm AEST

Moving over to France, Mary Fowler's Montpellier will be looking to keep in touch with the top three when they host ASJ Soyaux-Charente.

With just three games left in the season, Montpellier will face tenth-placed ASJ Soyaux-Charente. After almost three weeks off, the side will be eager to finish the season on a positive note. 

 This game will kick off on Saturday night at 10:30 pm AEST. 

Over in Lyon, Ellie Carpenter's first placed Olympique Lyonnais will host third-placed Paris FC, with a chance to increase their lead at the top of the ladder.

After knocking fellow French side PSG out of the UWCL last weekend, Lyon will be hoping to move 8 points clear of their rivals. 

Lyon only has three games remaining in the season to hang on to the title, with their penultimate game a matchup against second-place PSG. 

With one eye on the UWCL final at the end of the month, Carpenter's side will be looking to wrap up all three points on the weekend. 

 This game will kick off on Sunday night at 10:45 pm AEST

Moving over to the USA, Emily van Egmond's San Diego Wave FC play their first NWSL regular-season game at home when they host Gotham.

Both sides come into the fixture off wins in the opening round, with Wave edging past Houston Dash and Gotham walking away winners against Van Egmond's former club Orlando Pride. 

This game will kick off on Sunday afternoon at 12:00 pm AEST

Alex Chidiac will be looking to make her debut for Racing Louisville when they make the trip to Seattle to take on OL Reign. 

Louisville faced a narrow 2-1 defeat at the hands of last season's runners-up Chicago Red Stars and will be hoping to pick up their first points of the season when they make the trip west. 

This game will kick off on Monday morning at 8:00 am AEST

Over in Sweden, Courtney Nevin and Kyra Cooney-Cross' Hammarby host Clare Polkinghorne and Katrina Gorry's Vittsjö GIK. 

Hammarby come into the game with only two wins, facing defeat last weekend against champions FC Rosengård.

Cooney-Cross will be eyeing her debut for her new side, with Hammarby desperate for some points to climb up the ladder. 

This game will kick off on Sunday night at 9:00 pm AEST. 

Meanwhile, Teagan Micah and Charli Grant's FC Rosengård will be looking to maintain their undefeated start to the season when they take on Umeå IK.

A 4-1 win last weekend against Hammarby, saw Rosengård reclaim the top spot on the ladder. 

Their opposition only has two wins to start the season, their last coming last weekend with a 2-0 win over AIK. 

This game will kick off on Sunday night at 9:00 pm AEST. 

Speaking of AIK, Remy Siemsen's side will be hoping to lift off the bottom of the table when they take on Djurgårdens.

Siemsen is still searching for her first goal since making the switch to Sweden, having picked up an assist in her debut. 

This game will kick off on Sunday night at 11:00 pm AEST. 

In Denmark, Clare Wheeler, Angie Beard and Indi-Paige Riley's Fortuna Hjørring will be hosting FC Thy-Thisted Q and looking to extend their unbeaten streak to three. 

This game will be a preview of the Danish Women's Cup, with these two sides vying for silverware next weekend. 

This game will kick off on Saturday morning at 3:00 am AEST. 

Our last stop in Scandinavia takes us to Norway, with Karly Roestbakken's third-placed LSK Kvinner taking on fourth-placed Rosenborg. 

LSK sit eight points behind Rosenborg, with one game in hand. 

This game will kick off on Monday morning at 12:00 am AEST. 

Italy is our last stop on our Matildas Abroad Preview, with Aivi Luik and Ella Mastrantonio's Pomigliano C.F hosting Fiorentina in their penultimate game of the season. 

This game will kick off on Sunday night at 10:30 pm AEST.