Eindevall tells Sky that Heath has looked great in training and he’s excited to see how she does … and, er, that’s it
Willie Kirk, meanwhile, confirms that Emslie is injured, but bringing in Bennison doesn’t lower the quality. She’s still settling in to Liverpool life, never mind the team, but he’s sure she’ll put in a performance today and is a brilliant talent.
Hello! Lee Geum-min has given Brighton the lead against Spurs. There’s plenty of time – 48 minutes – for things to change, but if they don’t a win for Arsenal here takes them clear at the top.
Everton, meanwhile, are without the injured Emslie, replaced by Bennison. The rest of their side is the one which won 3-0 at Reading last weekend.
Arsenal make four changes to the side undressed in Barcelona: Beattie, Catley, Waiti and Mead drop out, with Wubben-Moi, Iwabuchi, Parris and Heath coming in; this is Heath’s first league start for Arsenal, and as she showed at Manchester United last season, the WSL is very much to her liking.
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Chelsea have beaten Leicester 2-0, Fran Kirby wrapping up the win in injury-time. As such, the Blues join Arsenal on 12 points, one behind Spurs but having played a game more.
Arsenal: Zinsberger, Maritz, Williamson, Wubben-Moy, McCabe, Maanum, Little, Iwabuchi, Parris, Miedema, Heath. Subs: Williams, Goldie, Beattie, Schnaderbeck, Catley, Houssein, Nobbs, Mead, Foord.
Everton: Maciver, Turner, Sevecke, George, Dali, Christiansen, Duggan, Anvegard, Maier, Galli, Bennison. Subs: Brosnan, Gauvin, Finnigan, Clinton, Pattinson.
League leaders Spurs, meanwhile, are still locked at 0-0 with Brighton – but there are only 22 minutes gone there.
After her injury-time goal earned Chelsea a 3-3 midweek home draw with Wolfsburg, Pernille Harder has bagged again, this time as early as the 83rd minute. Consequently, Chelsea now lead Leicester 1-0 with time almost up.
Afternoon all, and welcome to what should be another – yet another – terrific WSL match. Arsenal have started the season at a frantic clip, Jonas Eidevall quickly assessing a phenomenally talented team before arranging it to extract the most from it. Though they experienced a chastening midweek, clattered by the reigning champions of Barcelona, there’s no shame in that, and for now, at least, they look by far the best of the WSL.
On the face of things, Miedema & Co should have far too much for an Everton side who are improving but aren’t there there yet. Last year’s fifth-placed finish was pretty much their height of their potential and to that squad they’ve added Toni Duggan, Aurora Galli, Kenza Dali, Anna Anvegard, Nathalie Bjorn, Hanna Bennison and Leonie Maier. Things haven’t quite got going yet – they were spanked by both Chelsea and Man City – but if they’re on it today, Arsenal are in for a tricky 90.
Kick-off: 2pm BST
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