Chelsea FC Women will start their defence of their FA Women’s Super League title with a home fixture against nearest title rivals Manchester City Women.

The 2018/2019 fixtures were released this morning and Emma Hayes’ side were handed the ultimate test on opening day.

City will visit Kingsmeadow on 9 September, just days before the two clubs’ respective UEFA Women’s Champions League campaigns begin. The final game of the season sees The Blues faced with a trip to Adams Park to take on Reading.

Chelsea will begin their FAWSL Continental Tyres Cup campaign at home to Brighton & Hove Albion on 19 August with their group also containing London Bees, Crystal Palace Ladies, Yeovil Town Ladies and Tottenham Hotspur Ladies.

2018/2019 Chelsea FC Women Fixtures

19 August – Brighton & Hove Albion (H) FAWSL Continental Tyres Cup

26 August – London Bees (A) FAWSL Continental Tyres Cup

9 September – Manchester City (H)

16 September – Crystal Palace (A) FAWSL Continental Tyres Cup

19 September – Bristol City (A)

23 September – Everton (A)

30 September – Brighton & Hove Albion (H)

14 October – Arsenal (H)

21 October – Birmingham City (A)

28 October – Liverpool (H)

4 November – West Ham United (A)

18 November – Yeovil Town (H)

2 December – Reading (H)

5 December – Yeovil Town (H) FAWSL Continental Tyres Cup

9 December – Brighton & Hove Albion (A)

12 December – Tottenham Hotspur (A) FAWSL Continental Tyres Cup

6 January – Everton (H)

13 January – Arsenal (A)

27 January – Birmingham City (H)

10 February – Manchester City (A)

20 February – Bristol City (H)

13 March – Liverpool (A)

31 March – West Ham United (H)

21 April – Yeovil Town (A)

12 May – Reading (A)

*All fixtures subject to change

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I am Dan Pentland and I am a York City season ticket holder and volunteer for men's health charity Prostate Cancer UK. In May 2015, I completed my childhood dream of visiting all 92 Football League grounds. Follow me on Twitter @DanPentlandpcuk and Facebook

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