Westfield Matildas' opening weekend FA WSL fixtures revealed

The opening weekend opponents of the England based Westfield Matildas has been announced by the Football Association.  

The FA Women's Super League 2020/21 season will commence on the weekend of 5/6 September 2020 with all fixtures to be played behind closed doors until it is considered safe for fans to return.

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Defending champions Chelsea, featuring Westfield Matildas captain Sam Kerr, will take on Manchester United away from home in the start of their title defence.  

Opening weekend will see the first clash of Westfield Matildas' teammates with Chloe Logarzo's Bristol City commencing their campaign on familiar grounds as they host Hayley Raso's Everton.   

Meanwhile Caitlin Foord, Steph Catley and Lydia Williams' Arsenal will also have home ground advantage when they meet Reading.  

For Mackenzie Arnold's West Ham United, they will travel from East London to North London as they face Tottenham Hotspur.  

All seven Westfield Matildas have been settling into their new homes over the past fortnight ahead of their first full seasons in the English top flight.  

As well as the opening weekend, the Football Association has also released the second round of matches.  

That round of matches will see two sets of Aussie v Aussie clashes with Chelsea hosting Bristol City and Arsenal heading down the road to West Ham.  Meanwhile Everton will have their first home game as they welcome Tottenham Hotspur. 

The full fixture list will be released in early September while kick off times and broadcast information will be revealed once confirmed.  

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FA Women's Super League Fixtures

 Opening Weekend

Arsenal v Reading
Aston Villa v Manchester City
Brighton & Hove Albion v Birmingham City
Bristol City v Everton
Manchester United v Chelsea
Tottenham Hotspur v West Ham United

Round 2 

Chelsea v Bristol City
Birmingham City v Manchester United
Everton v Tottenham Hotspur
Manchester City v Brighton & Hove Albion
Reading v Aston Villa
West Ham United v Arsenal

(Bold notes a team with a Westfield Matildas player in the squad)