<p>Niamh Charles of Chelsea is tackled by Arsenal’s Caitlin Foord during the WSL match</p>

Niamh Charles of Chelsea is tackled by Arsenal’s Caitlin Foord during the WSL match

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Follow The Independent’s live coverage of all the action in the FA Women’s Super League today.

The WSL is the top tier of English women’s football with international players from all over the world plying their trade in one of the most competitive and entertaining leagues around.

Chelsea have won three of the past four titles and Emma Hayes’ side will be right in the hunt again, with the likes of Arsenal – champions in 2018-19 – and Manchester City, who have been runners-up for each of the past four seasons, among their competitors.

With the top three sides qualifying for the UEFA Women’s Champions League, all 12 WSL teams have plenty to play for, although some clubs’ main ambition will simply be to avoid the drop.

The side who finish bottom will be relegated to the FA Women’s Championship – a fate that befell Bristol City in 2020-21 – and newly-promoted Leicester City, competing in the top flight of the women’s game for the first time, will be eager to avoid an immediate return.

We will bring you all the action and updates from today’s game in the live blog below:

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Attempt saved. Frida Maanum (Arsenal Women) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Stina Blackstenius.

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Offside, Chelsea Women. Sophie Ingle tries a through ball, but Sam Kerr is caught offside.

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Attempt saved. Caitlin Foord (Arsenal Women) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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Attempt saved. Lina Hurtig (Arsenal Women) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Stina Blackstenius.

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Foul by Sam Kerr (Chelsea Women).

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Attempt missed. Lauren James (Chelsea Women) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left following a fast break.

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Attempt blocked. Frida Maanum (Arsenal Women) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Stina Blackstenius.

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Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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We will have all the latest scores, goals and updates plus analysis and reaction throughout the game here.



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