First TV Selections of 2021-22 WSL Season Unveiled

Sky Sports will televise Chelsea’s opening match of new 2021-22 Women’s Super League season as the first broadcast selections across September and October are unveiled.

Emma Hayes’ Blues will begin their title defence away at Arsenal in a cross-London derby, as Jonas Eidevall take charge of his first competitive match in charge of the Gunners live on Sky Sports on Sunday 5 September with a 12:30pm kick-off.

Marc Skinner’s debut as Manchester United manager will kick off the new season as the Red Devils host Reading in Friday Night Football on 3 September, with the match getting underway from 7:45pm BST.

Other Sky Sports highlights throughout September and October include a mouth-watering home tie for Arsenal against Manchester City on Sunday 26 September in a 6:45pm kick-off, as the two title contenders meet early in the season.

Sky will also air Man Utd’s trip to Birmingham City in Sunday Night Football from 6:45pm on Sunday 3 October, alongside Chelsea’s home match against Leicester on Sunday 10 October at 12:30pm which forms a double-header with Arsenal’s clash against Everton at 3pm that same date.

BBC will meanwhile broadcast five clashes kicking off with Everton’s opener against Manchester City at Goodison Park on Saturday 4 September (1:30pm), which will be live on BBC One along with the Manchester derby on Saturday 9 October (1:30pm).

Everton’s trip to Chelsea on Sunday 12 September along with the Blues’ visit to Man Utd on Sunday 26 September and Aston Villa’s home tie against Arsenal on Sunday 3 October will all be broadcast on BBC Two with kick-offs confirmed for 12:30pm.

This season marks the start of a new TV deal in the United Kingdom which sees Sky replace BT as the Pay-TV partner, whilst BBC retain free-to-air coverage but promoted from Red Button to linear TV.

Full details on selected TV fixtures for first five matchweeks of 2021-22 WSL season can be found below.

Date Match Channel Time (BST)
Friday 3 September Manchester United v Reading Sky Sports 7:45pm
Saturday 4 September Everton v Manchester City BBC One 1:30pm
Sunday 5 September Arsenal v Chelsea Sky Sports 12:30pm
Saturday 11 September West Ham v Aston Villa Sky Sports 11:30am
Sunday 12 September Chelsea v Everton BBC Two 12:30pm
Sunday 12 September Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur Sky Sports 6:45pm
Saturday 25 September Everton v Birmingham City Sky Sports 11:30am
Sunday 26 September Manchester United v Chelsea BBC Two 12:30pm
Sunday 26 September Arsenal v Manchester City Sky Sports 6:45pm
Saturday 2 October Chelsea v Brighton Sky Sports 11:30am
Sunday 3 October Aston Villa v Arsenal BBC Two 12:30pm
Sunday 3 October Birmingham City v Manchester United Sky Sports 6:45pm
Saturday 9 October Manchester United v Manchester City BBC One 1:30pm
Sunday 10 October Chelsea v Leicester Sky Sports 12:30pm
Sunday 10 October Arsenal v Everton Sky Sports 3:00pm

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