Manchester City will look to make it four wins from four in the WSL this season when they travel to Everton this weekend. Last game in this competition was 2-0 away win at Reading via a Pauline Bremer brace gave City a perfect start and they will want to maintain that on Sunday.
The Blues are fresh off progressing through to the Champions League Round of 16 on Wednesday. A hat-trick from Janine Beckie and a goal from Pauline Bremer secured a 4-0 victory on the night and a 11-1 score on aggregate. Already making more progress than last season.
In terms of team news, Manchester City are still without strikers Ellen White, Lauren Hemp and Georgia Stanway. Karen Bardsley is also still sidelined, but the newest addition to the injury list is Laura Coombs who has had knee surgery and is expected to be out for around six weeks. Another blow to the ever shrinking squad.
Everton have their own perfect start to the season beating both Bristol City and Birmingham in the opening two games. Chloe Kelly was on fire in the Bristol game and Steph Houghton and co will have to be wary of her threat.
City will be full of confidence going into the game and if Pauline Bremer and Caroline Weir click, I could see City getting a comfortable 2-0 victory.
Roebuck, Mannion, Houghton, Bonner, Stokes, Scott, Walsh, Weir, Beckie, Wullaert, Bremer
Ahead of the game we spoke to Julie from Everton Women Fans about her thoughts surrounding the fixture…
Just like City, Everton have made a perfect start to the WSL season, what have you made from your season so far?
We have made a few quality signings to improve our squad, a great start but we must take our chances especially against the top sides!
Chloe Kelly was on fire against Bristol City, is she the one to watch this weekend and is there anyone else City will need to keep a close eye on?
Chloe Kelly has been brilliant her all round play to be fair, one to watch is Inessa Kaagman a quality player with an eye for spectacular goals. I would take a tap in against City.
What are your hopes and aspirations for this Everton side this season?
I would like to see us finish in top six and keep on building, anything else would be a bonus.
City have been inundated with injuries, but Pauline Bremer and Caroline Weir have stood out amongst the rest, what have you made of City’s start to the season?
Scoring goals for fun and Beckie has been on fire, we’ll have to close her down for sure.
And finally, what are your team line-up and score predictions for the game?
I expect same line up as last league game, team performing well with maybe Elise to come on and score a late winner. I think it will be a close game but I am going with my heart and saying 2 -1 to the Toffee’s.
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