An immediate chance to improve
Last Sunday we unfortunately suffered a heavy defeat at the hands of our cross-town rival but the good news is we don’t have to wait long to have another crack at them!
A chance for redemption awaits next Sunday… pic.twitter.com/5LI5pK2KLI
— Melbourne City FC (@MelbourneCity) January 11, 2021
Due to COVID-19 related border closures, we are coming up against Victory again this Sunday and Rado Vidosic’s side will be hungry to put in a much-improved performance and rebound strongly.
More Chidiac minutes
After coming out of quarantine last week, Alex Chidiac came off the bench and got half an hour of action under her belt.
60' | SUBSTITUTION
Subs don't get much bigger than this! On comes Rhali Dobson for her 100th @WLeague appearance, along with Alex Chidiac who appears in a City shirt for the first time since returning to the Club!
— Melbourne City FC (@MelbourneCity) January 10, 2021
Now with an extra week of training and getting to know her new teammates under her belt, we are likely to see more of the Matildas midfielder this Sunday.
She had a few nice moments in her first match in City colours since 2016 and fans will be hoping to see plenty more come Sunday afternoon.
Another game in Melbourne
With the nature of the fixture this season and the previously mentioned border closures, our away derby has now moved forward to this Sunday.
Following two consecutive away trips to start the season, City are now able to remain in Melbourne for an extended period compared to what the original fixture would’ve been.
Sunday’s match will be played at Epping Stadium and will kick off at 4.05pm.
…And another prime-time match!
As it was last week, this weeks Melbourne Derby will be broadcast live on the ABC and Fox Sports!
Of course, it was also be available to watch in the usual places; live on Kayo and streaming on the My Football Live app.
Youth and experience coming together
We’ve seen a very young and inexperienced City side take to the pitch so far this season but week by week the gap between youth and experience is becoming smaller and smaller.
Sarah Cain in midfield and Tori Tumeth in defence have been shining lights for City in their first W-League seasons and have shown they are more than capable of playing at the level.
Chinatsu Kira has come into the team in recent weeks and showcased her creativity and will only continue to improve as the season goes on.
Captain Emma Checker is also edging closer to a return and will provide a big boost to the group when she gets back onto the pitch and wears the armband for the first time.