Chelsea Women return to action on Tuesday night when we host Tottenham Hotspur in the Continental League Cup and here’s everything you need to know ahead of the clash…
When and where?
Our second Continental League cup match, which takes place at Kingsmeadow, kicks off at 7pm.
The game will be played behind closed doors as we continue to follow the government guidelines around Covid-19.
How to follow and watch live
This Continental League Cup match is being streamed live on The 5th Stand app, the Chelsea website, Chelsea FC Women’s Facebook page and our official YouTube channel, bringing you all the action direct to your home.
You can keep up to date with the match via our social media channels, too. There will be live commentary on our Twitter page and regular content on Instagram and Facebook. All you need to do is search ‘ChelseaFCW' on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date!
Chelsea went into the international break having come off the back of two big wins in one week against Arsenal and Manchester City. Firstly, the Blues beat the Gunners 4-1 in our opening Conti Cup match and four days later we triumphed 3-1 versus fellow title contenders Manchester City.
Captain Magdalena Eriksson headed home Maria Thorisdottir’s corner with just six minutes on the clock against Arsenal. Although the Gunners cancelled out Eriksson’s finish almost instantly, the Blues continued with the game plan and were 3-1 with just quarter of an hour gone. Guro Reiten netted a quick-fire brace to extend our lead and her second goal came from a rebound. A milestone 50th goal came for Bethany England moments before the full-time.
Against Man City, Mjelde coolly converted from the spot in the latter stages of the first half following a handball, then 10 minutes after the interval, Sam Kerr slotted home Kirby’s pin-point cross. It looked as though we were destined for a nail-biting conclusion when Chloe Kelly pulled one back for our visitors from the penalty spot, however Kirby put the game to bed with 10 minutes left to play.
Opponents Spurs were victorious in their opening Conti Cup match with London City Lionesses having won 4-0. Ria Percival, Alanna Kennedy and Rosella Ayane gave Spurs the lead in the first half, before half-time substitute Angela Addison netted their fourth goal to seal their first victory of the season.
Tottenham’s last match was a London derby v Arsenal in the Women’s Super League and they suffered a heavy 6-1 defeat.
Chelsea v Spurs recent head-to-head record
Tuesday’s match will be the sixth time that the two sides have met and the third time in the Continental Tyres Cup group stage.
The Blues hosted Spurs in last year’s Conti Cup competition and we came away with a commanding 5-1 victory. Drew Spence got the ball rolling and our lead was swiftly doubled when Erin Cuthbert rolled home a penalty kick. Bethany England added the third when she slotted home and there was another fine finish for our fourth through Deanna Cooper. Spurs pulled one back against the run of play but England scored her second of the game when she poked a close-range effort past the goalkeeper in the closing stages of the game.
Chelsea opened the 2019/20 WSL season against our London neighbours at Stamford Bridge in front of a bumper crowd and we got off to a winning start thanks to England who hit spectacularly from range just minutes into the clash.
Next up at Kingsmeadow
Chelsea’s next home game will be on Sunday versus Everton Women. The match kicks off at 12 noon and is being broadcast live on the BBC Red Button.