Women's FA Cup is back, and the Blues face London City Lionesses
By Paul Lagan
Chelsea will have the chance to add more silverware to their trophy cabinet with the announcement that the FA Cup is going to be completed this season and that they will face London City Lionesses at home in the fourth road.
The Football Association (The FA) has confirm that following the Government’s recent roadmap announcement which will see the safe return of grassroots football from March 29, the 2020/2021 Vitality Women’s FA Cup will recommence at the end of this month.
The competition was paused in January at the Second Round after the country went into its third lockdown, with all ‘non-elite’ football suspended as a result.
With the recent announcement that the suspension will be lifted in a few weeks, The FA is in a position to reschedule the first four rounds of the competition – with one tie still to be played in the First Round and 17 in the Second Round, before the Third and Fourth Rounds can be played.
The rescheduled dates – subject to ongoing Government guidance as we follow the roadmap out of lockdown - are as follows:
First Round – 31 March 2021
Second Round – 4 April 2021
Third Round – 11 April 2021
Fourth Round – 18 April 2021
To ensure clubs can plan and prepare for their upcoming ties, the draws for the Third and Fourth Round have been made,