The game kicks off at 7pm and promises to be a cracker between the teams who sit 2nd and 3rd in the Barclays Women’s Super League table.
The Blues are unbeaten in their last four matches, after two wins against West Ham United, a 0-0 draw with Brighton and Hove Albion, and the 3-1 victory over Aston Villa in the Women’s FA Cup on Saturday afternoon.
A tremendous 1-0 triumph over WSL leaders Arsenal two weeks ago is arguably the result of the season so far, and set up Wednesday night’s semi-final with Chelsea as Alessio Russo’s 85th minute winner dumped the Gunners out of the League Cup.
Last weekend, the Red Devils overcame a stubborn Bridgewater United Women team with a 2-0 victory in the FA Cup on Sunday afternoon, courtesy of Ella Toone’s match-sealing finish after a home defender put the ball into her own net early on.
Before that, United strolled past Tottenham Hotspur with a 3-0 home win thanks to goals from Vilde Bøe Risa, Hayley Ladd and Leah Galton. Back-to-back 5-0 victories against Birmingham City and Aston Villa came after 2-0 wins over Everton and Brighton, meaning that the Devils are the most in-form team in the land – having not conceded a single goal in their last seven matches.
Neither side have any fresh injuries ahead one of the biggest games of the season so far, so we can expect a lot of high-intensity battles.
The last time the clubs met at Kingsmeadow, Lauren James – now of Chelsea – scored for United, but Harder and Kirby netted for Chelsea, who won 2-1.
The game will be broadcast live on the BBC Red Button and the FA Player.