Avoiding a broadside

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January 6, 2022 by Stephen L Wright

The last time Blues played Arsenal, in March 2021, the Gunners scored four goals to claim all three points. With the teams sitting at each end of the table, what’s the best we can hope for on Sunday?

Darren Carter’s appointment as interim Head Coach brought cheer to fans who, like their team, were wallowing in despair after the shakiest start to a season for a long time. Sadly, the determination of the players against Man City in the league and London Lionesses in the Conti Cup all but dissolved in their last clash of 2021 at Leicester; two goals sealed it for the hosts and the relegation place belonged to Blues’.

Coach Carter is not disillusioned and Tweets from the players show they still have the fight in them and are ready to get back on the pitch. Initially, I think it’s down to who starts; at least there is a choice’ and personally, I’d like to see Eleanor Ryan-Doyle given a start.

Realistically, Sunday’s game is unlikely to result in a Blues’ victory; with enough grit, and playing as they did in early December, they could get a draw – but that is as unlikely as a win. Ultimately, the goal is to keep the Arsenal goal tally as low as possible and to keep the visitors on the back foot as much as possible.

Report to follow. Until then, stay safe and…

KRO

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