Over 40,000 tickets sold for mega game between Chelsea and Arsenal – WSL record to be broken
Over 40,000 tickets have been sold for Arsenal ‘s top of the table clash with Chelsea Women at Emirates Stadium on Sunday, January 15.
Chelsea and Arsenal are in first and second place in the Barclays Women’s Super League table after some great starts for both sides.
Emma Hayes’ side are sitting above their London rivals at the very top of the table courtesy of winning a game more, The Gunners have a game-in-hand to play in 2023 and will be eager to make sure that they get the three points at home against the Blues on January 15th
Jonas Eidavall knows that he will need to make sure that he keeps the pressure on Hayes side and will not want his London rivals to walk away with the points and a bigger gap between the two.
Such is the excitement about the London Deby – that Chelsea fans had already swooped in and made sure that they will be there for the game -as their allocation has been sold out for weeks.
Now – This classic fixture is set to rival the current Women’s Super League attendance record, which we smashed just a few months ago at September’s North London Derby. 47,367 Gooners watched on as Arsenal smashed their rivals 4-0 through goals from Beth Mead, Vivianne Miedema and Rafaelle Souza.
The match will kick off at 12pm (UK time) on Sunday, January 15 and will be broadcast live on Sky Sports.
Arsenal had the better record in last season’s meetings with Chelsea – but the Blues look a totally different side this time around and Eidavall will need to make sure that his players up totally up for the game.
The WSL has grown in recent seasons and to see another game of over 40,000 is massive for the womens game