Sky Sports will show at least 35 Women's Super League games exclusively live; The deal covers the next three seasons and will be added to Sky Sports' flagship offerings; 2021/22 WSL season begins on the weekend of September 3
Tuesday 10 August 2021 22:36, UK
Sky Sports has confirmed its first selection of Women's Super League games, with Arsenal to play Chelsea in a blockbuster encounter on Sunday September 5.
Sky will show all 12 clubs across the first five rounds of action and kicks off with Manchester United vs Reading on Friday September 3 before champions Chelsea travel to The Emirates to play rivals Arsenal two days later.
As one of the most competitive leagues, with some of the most famous names and teams in the world, the WSL will be one of Sky Sports' flagship offerings.
The new season, and subsequently the new broadcast partnership, will begin on the weekend of September 3, 2021.
Karen Carney, who won over 100 caps for the Lionesses, joins as the lead pundit for the new season while Caroline Barker will become the lead presenter for the WSL on Sky Sports.
Lynsey Hooper joins as the WSL reporter and commentator Seb Hutchinson also joins ahead of the new season.
The deal will see Sky Sports show at least 35 games exclusively live per season and further strengthens the broadcaster's commitment to women's sport.
Friday September 3 - Manchester United vs Reading, kick-off 7.45pm
Sunday September 5 - Arsenal vs Chelsea, kick-off 12.30pm
Saturday September 11 - West Ham vs Aston Villa, kick-off 11.30am
Sunday September 12 - Manchester City vs Tottenham, kick-off 6.45pm
Saturday September 25 - Everton vs Birmingham, kick-off 11.30am
Sunday September 26 - Arsenal vs Manchester City, kick-off 6.45pm
Saturday October 2 - Chelsea vs Brighton, kick-off 11.30am
Sunday October 3 - Birmingham vs Manchester United, kick-off 6.45pm
Sunday October 9 - Chelsea vs Leicester, kick-off 12.30pm
Sunday October 9 - Arsenal vs Everton, kick-off 3.00pm
The Women's Super League will have a new home from next season on Sky Sports. From world-class stars like Lucy Bronze and Vivianne Miedema to the potential end of the 'big three' - Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City - there are plenty of reasons to be excited.