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The match - at Staines Town will see ESPN start broadcasting at 2.45pm for a 3.00pm kick-off
"It's great news that our opening match of the season will be live on ESPN," said Matt Beard, manager of Chelsea Ladies.
"We were lucky enough to have our opening game against Arsenal broadcast live last year and we had a fantastic crowd attending that match.
"Last year's TV coverage of the WSL did the world of good for the women's game, proving there was a real audience for the kind of football we're playing. We hope we put on a good show for everyone watching at home and most importantly of course, that we get the three points."
ESPN who also have rights to Barclays Premier League games, will bring viewers a number of live games from the WSL and will also produce a weekly highlights show that will keep fans up-to-date with all the latest action and league news. This is to be aired on Tuesday evenings at 7pm.
For more news on the WSL, visit the official league website, http:// www.fawsl.com