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