Arsenal vs Tottenham FA Women's FA Cup Quarter-final Preview: How to watch, kick-off time, team news, predicted line-ups and ones to watch
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The Women's FA Cup returns to action this weekend at the quarter-final stage after the competition was cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic in early February.

Tottenham Hotspur will travel to Meadow Park on Saturday in the hope of causing an upset against the competition's most successful side, Arsenal, who have 14 trophies under their belt.

The game kicks off at 17:15BST.

  • Team news

Arsenal manager Joe Montemurro's gave positive news in relation to Leah Williamson, who withdrew from the England training camp, should be fit for Saturday's game:

“Leah was a precaution but she’ll be alright for Saturday’s game, we’re expecting her in for training on Friday and ready to go.”

Steph Catley came off with a knock to the head in the Gunners' impressive 9-1 victory over West Ham but will be fit to play in the North London clash.

Arsenal, however, will be without their recent hattrick hero, Jill Roord, who suffered a knee injury on international duty with the Netherlands. Roord scored two consecutive hattricks in wins against Reading and West Ham in the last Women's Super League fixtures. 

Joint Spurs boss Juan Amoros said in his pre-match press conference that new star signing Alex Morgan could be in contention for the quarter-final tie versus Arsenal:

"Alex is obviously our player, we can't forget that she landed last week.

"She has been training with us for a week. She is one of our players and as everyone else can be selected to play because all the paperwork has been done.

"We will have to wait until almost the last minute."

  • Ones to watch

Arsenal -Beth Mead

Beth Mead has had a stong start to the season and was in fine form against West Ham, scoring and providing assists for Vivianne Miedema and Kim Little. Montemurro will be hoping she can replicate this to help Arsenal seal a semi-final fixture.

The 25-year-old can dribble at defences and also create space in the middle for the likes of Miedema or Caitlin Foord by drifting out wide.

 

Tottenham - Alex Morgan

Spurs fans will be hoping to see two time World Cup winner Alex Morgan make her debut for the Lilywhites.

The American forward was signed by Tottenham on a season-long loan from NWSL from Orlando Pride but has not played competitively since giving birth in May. 

A potent striker in front of goal, Morgan was joint top goal scorer at the 2019 Women's World Cup and she scored 12 goals in 16 games during her time with French side Lyon  in 2017.

  • Previous meeting

Its almost been a year since the two teams competed against each other in the WSL and the circumstances couldn't be more different.

The North London sides met at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in November where Arsenal triumphed 2-0 in front of a record-breaking crowd of 38,262. There will be no spectators at Meadow Park, however, due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions.

Spurs' Kit Graham had a couple of close chances in the opening half but it was Arsenal captain Little and striker Miedema who got their names on the scoresheet for an Arsenal victory:

  • How to watch on TV and Stream

BBC Two: UK

Live Stream: BBC iPlayer

For the rest of the world, The FA Player will show the game.

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