Match Preview

Chelsea Women v Brighton & Hove Albion Women preview: Kick-off time, how to watch the match live and more!

Chelsea FC Women are back in Barclays FA Women’s Super League action tomorrow when we welcome Brighton & Hove Albion to Kingsmeadow and the game is live on various official Chelsea platforms.

Here we give you all the information you need ahead of tomorrow…

When and where?

The match kicks off at 2pm on Sunday at Kingsmeadow.

How to follow and watch live

This game is being streamed live on the 5th Stand app, this website, Chelsea Women’s Facebook page and our official YouTube channel. Please note geographical restrictions apply.

If you are unable to tune in to the action, you can keep up to date with the match via our social media channels. There will be live commentary on our Twitter page, regular updates on Facebook and Instagram. We will also be giving fans live behind-the-scenes access of our matchday on our Instagram channel with Chelsea legend Claire Rafferty, which includes an exclusive pre-match chat with captain Magdalena Eriksson.

All you need to do is search ‘ChelseaFCW' on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
 

The form

Chelsea were last in action on Wednesday night when we sealed a spot in the Continental League Cup by thumping West Ham 6-0. Pernille Harder got the first goal within minutes and by half-time the Blues had notched four. Sophie Ingle doubled our advantage, our Danish forward recorded her second of the night and England poked home on 27 minutes. Two more goals followed after the break with Fran Kirby netting and Harder registering her first ever Chelsea hat-trick with minutes left to play.

In the league, Chelsea are now 33 games unbeaten, with our last outing a 4-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur last weekend. German midfielder Melanie Leupolz scored a brace, while Harder and Sam Kerr got one goal apiece.

Opponents Brighton are in ninth place in the league having lost eight, drawn three and won two. They have hit a difficult spell in form with their fifth defeat in six games coming last Saturday against bottom-of-the-table Bristol City. The match finished in a 3-0 defeat and Albion went down to 10 players after Kayleigh Green was issued a red card midway through the second half.
 

Chelsea v Brighton recent head-to-head record

We have already met Hope Powell’s Brighton this term having travelled to their patch back in December. The encounter ended in a 1-0 win thanks to a powerful first-half header from Kerr.

Last year we only managed to play Albion the once due to the curtailment of the WSL because of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Blues took a share of the points thanks to late goal scored by Adelina Engman. Prior to that, the last time we crossed paths was in December 2018 when we came away as 4-0 victors. The home fixture of the 2018/19 season resulted in a 2-0 win.

Next up for the Blues

Chelsea’s next test after Brighton will be a London derby at home versus Arsenal. The match takes place on Wednesday 10 February and has a 7pm kick-off.
 

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