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Marc Skinner wants Manchester United to be fearless against Chelsea
Marc Skinner wants Manchester United to be fearless against Chelsea

Manchester United boss Marc Skinner insists his side must play with "no fear" when they face title rivals Chelsea on Sunday. 

The top two collide in a blockbuster Women's Super League encounter that could go a long way in determining who lifts the trophy.

Chelsea were victorious the last time the two sides met in the league as they ran out 3-1 winners in November, handing the Red Devils their only WSL defeat so far this season.

And another win this weekend could see them jump above United, who currently sit top of the table. 

Skinner knows the size of the task they have in front of them but wants his side to be fearless at Kingsmeadow. 

He told MUTV: "What we must do is play with no fear. I'll be very clear when I speak to the girls and they know this. 

"When we go into this game, we will be ready, we will be high energy and will be looking to impose ourselves on the game as much as we possibly can."

Five other matches are scheduled for Sunday, including in-form Manchester City's trip to struggling Brighton. 

City have not lost since November on their current 12-match unbeaten run and ran out 3-1 winners over Brighton the last time the sides met. 

The Seagulls, on the other hand, have failed to win in their last six and sit just two points above rock-bottom Leicester.

Elsewhere, Tottenham travel to Liverpool as they attempt to snap their eight-match losing streak. 

Spurs are becoming embroiled in a relegation scrap, while the Reds also need to return to winning ways having lost successive league matches. 


Leicester will aim to climb off the foot of the table when they entertain Everton.

Having lost their first nine games, the Foxes have won two of their last four but another huge test awaits as the Toffees aim make it four wins on the bounce. 

In the late kick-off, Jonas Eidevall's Arsenal host Reading at Meadow Park. 

Stina Blackstenius scored the only goal of a close affair as the Gunners ran out 1-0 winners when the sides met earlier in the season.

Eidevall's side come into this one fresh off the back of their League Cup triumph over Chelsea, while Reading are aiming to avoid a fifth successive loss.



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