The latest team news and stats for the weekend’s Women’s Super League action, including Tottenham v West Ham live on Sky Sports on Sunday.
Leicester Women vs Brighton Women – Sunday, 2pm
Summer Leicester signing Abbi Grant looks set to finally complete a first WSL 90 minutes for the club after coming through the midweek Continental Cup loss to Manchester City unscathed.
The Foxes have no new injury concerns following this game and could welcome Jess Sigsworth and Natasha Flint, who both missed defeat to Reading in the club’s last league game.
There should be no new problems for Brighton although Hope Powell may want to mix it up following last weekend’s 6-0 hammering by City.
However, Rinsola Babajide, who was on loan with the Seagulls for the first half of the season, left to join Spanish side Real Betis.
- Leicester and Brighton’s only previous meeting in any competition was the reverse fixture between the sides in November, with the Seagulls winning 1-0 at home.
- Brighton have lost each of their last three FA WSL games, failing to score a single goal while conceding 10 goals themselves. The Seagulls last lost four consecutive games in this competition in December 2018.
- Leicester City won their last FA WSL against Birmingham City and could win back-to-back home league games since winning their last eight home games in the FA Women’s Championship last season.
- None of Brighton’s last 21 FA WSL games have finished level, winning 11 and losing 10. Only one team has ever had a longer run without a draw in the FA WSL – Arsenal between April 2018 and November 2020 (46 games).
- Leicester have scored just five goals after 11 FA WSL games this season. The last team to score fewer goals at this stage was Liverpool in 2019-20 (3). If they failed to score in this match, only Yeovil Town in 2017-18 (0) will have scored less after 12 matches.
How to follow: Follow the latest news from our dedicated live blog on Sky Sports’ digital platforms with match highlights available from midnight Monday.
Tottenham Women vs West Ham Women – Sunday, 6.45pm, live on Sky Sports
Sunday, January 16, 6:30 p.m.
Tottenham were hit by the loss of Tang Jiali, Kyah Simon and Cho So-hyun who are on the international trip to the Asian Cup.
Eveliina Summanen is a new arrival in the Spurs camp but will miss Sunday’s game.
West Ham are finally back after a long wait with two new faces, Halle Houssein and Emma Snerle, in the squad after signing earlier this month.
Asian Cup absences have also affected the Hammers, meaning Mackenzie Arnold, Tameka Yallop and Yui Hasegawa are all unavailable.
Adriana Leon is also out with a knee injury.
- Spurs have lost just one of their previous five WSL games with West Ham (W3 D1), although it was in the reverse game in November, with Dagny Brynjarsdottir scoring the only goal of the match for the Hammers.
- West Ham have failed to win any of their first WSL games in a calendar year, with the Hammers picking up just one point in those games (D1 L3).
- Tottenham have collected 23 points in their last 11 WSL games (W7 D2 L2), just one shy of their previous 25 top-flight games (W6 D6 L13).
- No team have clawed back more points after dropping positions than Tottenham in the Women’s Super League this season (7, like Man City), who have won two of the five games they have fallen behind (D1 L2).
- West Ham are the only side to yet concede a goal in the first 30 minutes of an FA WSL match this season – the first goal they conceded was in the 33rd minute (Inessa Kaagman for Brighton in September ).
How to follow: Watch Tottenham Women vs West Ham Women live on Sky Sports Football from 6.30pm on Sunday; kick off 6:45 p.m. Follow the latest from our dedicated live blog across Sky Sports’ digital platforms, including in-game clips and free match highlights shortly after full time.