Chelsea FC Women is a fully integrated female club with performance-based and developmental objectives.
Originally called Chelsea Ladies Football Club, it was established in 1992 and has been affiliated with Chelsea Football Club since 2004. The first team competes in the FA Women's Super League, with the Reserves playing in the FA WSL Development League Southern Division.
Chelsea FC Women is committed to producing a first team capable of challenging the very best sides in the country. This aim will be achieved by producing players through the Female Centre of Excellence and Academy College Programme with the ability, capability and mentality to perform within the senior sides, supported by attracting high-quality players with international experience.
In 2015, Chelsea won a famous double, becoming champions of the FA Women’s Super League for the first time and winning the FA Women’s Cup at Wembley Stadium. The Blues then followed this up by lifting the FA WSL Spring Series in 2017, and further silverware followed in 2018 in the form of another FA Women's Cup triumph followed by the WSL title, so completing the domestic Double for a second time. Chelsea also reached the Champions League semi-finals for the first time in our history.
England came out the blocks quicker than their Asian opposition in the second half and the Japanese struggled to keep up with the tempo. The Lionesses’ passing was crisper and their movement without the ball was more purposeful. A good chance came for Bright when Houston Dash’s Rachel Daly burst clear down the right channel and delivered a deep ball into the box for the no.6, whose headed effort was not powerful enough to beat the Japanese goalkeeper.
With 15 minutes left on the clock Neville made a tactical change and brought Carney on for Stanway and she made an immediate impact with her superb passing ability. She fed through a pass to tee up White's and England's second goal of the night. Carney spotted space between Japan's defence and the no.18 latched onto the through ball and caught Yamashita off her line when she calmly placed her shot beyond the onrushing goalkeeper.
England will head north to Valenciennes for Sunday’s knockout game, where they will look to continue their perfect run in the 2019 Women’s World Cup. With group stage games still remaining, it is not certain who the Lionesses will face as of yet, but it could be China, Cameroon or Chile.
Chelsea FC Women play home games at:
Kingsmeadow, Kingston Rd, Kingston upon Thames KT1 3PB
Getting there by road:
From outside London - M25 Junction 10, take the A3 northbound into London. At the exit for New Malden/Worcester Park, turn off and take the left turn into Malden Road (A2043) towards Kingston. Follow this to the next roundabout. Take the first exit into Kingston Road (A2043 still) and Kingsmeadow is one mile on the left.
From Central London - take the A3 out of London, exiting at New Malden/Worcester Park. Cross over the A3, and take the Malden Road (A2043) towards Kingston. Follow this to the next roundabout. Take the first exit into Kingston Road (A2043 still) and Kingsmeadow is one mile on the left.
There is limited parking available at the ground which is free.
The nearest railway station to the ground is Norbiton, which is about a 15-minute walk away. The station is served by trains from London Waterloo via Clapham Junction and Wimbledon.
Leave the station via the back exit (westbound platform), and take the first left onto Norbiton Avenue. At the end of the avenue, turn right on to Gloucester Road, and at the end of Gloucester Road turn left into Cambridge Road. The main entrance to Kingsmeadow is 400 yards down on the right.