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Manchester City vs Chelsea Women preview: kick-off time, how to follow and much more

On Wednesday, Chelsea Women head to Manchester where we encounter Manchester City in the race for the title of the Barclays FA Women’s Super League.

All the information you need ahead of the clash can be found in our preview here…

When and where?

The Blues will take on Manchester City on Wednesday evening at the Academy Stadium and the match kicks off at 6pm (UK).

How to follow and watch live

As always, you can follow the game via Chelsea Women’s social media channels. There will be live commentary on our Twitter page and regular updates on Facebook and Instagram. Simply search ‘ChelseaFCW' on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

For the UK audience, the game is being shown on BT Sport and for international viewers, they can tune in on the FA Player app.

The form

The Blues were last up on Friday night getting our FA Cup campaign off to a great start with a big 5-0 victory over London City Lionesses with goals from Niamh Charles, Jess Carter, Melanie Leupolz and a double from Drew Spence.

Charles opened the scoring just after the 20-minute mark with an assist from Hannah Blundell. Carter doubled our advantage just before the half-hour mark, volleying home a corner from Charles. Just three minutes later, Leupolz struck the Blues' third of the night into the top corner to end the first half at 3-0.

In the second half, we added a fourth with Charles picking out Spence who tapped home from close range. The No.24 then grabbed her second of the evening with substitute Bethany England providing the assist as Spence guided a first-time finish into the bottom corner to make it five, taking the Blues comfortably into the fifth round of the Women’s FA Cup.

Manchester City are on top form going into the title race clash, sitting second in the WSL just two points behind the Blues. They most recently won their opening FA Cup tie with an 8-0 win over Aston Villa. In the Women’s Super League, they last faced Spurs with a 0-3 victory away, having won their last five WSL matches.

City were recently knocked out of the Women’s Champions League, losing to Barcelona in the quarter-finals, 2-4 on aggregate.

Manchester City V Chelsea Women recent head-to-head record

The Blues have faced City three times this season and have taken the win on all three meetings. Chelsea most recently faced City at the Academy Stadium at the end of January with a show stopping 2-4 victory in the Continental Cup.

Our last WSL encounter came in October with Chelsea winning the match 3-1 at Kingsmeadow.

The first clash of the season came back in August when the two sides faced each other at Wembley Stadium for the final of the Community Shield. Emma Hayes side enjoyed a 2-0 win to take the trophy home back to Kingsmeadow.

Next up for the Blues

After Manchester City, Chelsea will be back in Champions League action when we travel to Munich for the first leg of the semi-final tie of the Champions League against Bayern Munich. The match takes place on Sunday 25 April and has a 4pm (UK) kick-off.