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Chelsea Women v Everton Women preview: Kick-off time, how to follow and much more

Chelsea Women welcome Everton to Kingsmeadow tomorrow for our first home game of the new Barclays FA Women’s Super League campaign. Here we preview the game and explain how you can follow all the action…

When and where?

Blues supporters will experience a competitive game at Kingsmeadow for the first time since December 2020 as Chelsea entertain the Toffees on Sunday afternoon. The match will kick-off at 12.30pm (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.

There is an improved Match Centre on the Chelsea Website and 5th Stand app and you can also join the match chat on our 5th Stand. Don’t forget to put your powers of prediction to the test with our all-new Play Predictor for the Women’s game. You could win one of hundreds of prizes. Find out how to enter this week’s round here.

For the UK audience, our clash against the Toffees will be shown live on BBC Two, with coverage starting at 12.15pm.

The form

Both Chelsea and Everton go into tomorrow’s fixture looking to bounce back from setbacks on the opening day last weekend. Chelsea suffered a narrow defeat to Arsenal at the Emirates on Sunday, with Erin Cuthbert and Pernille Harder both scoring in the 3-2 loss.

Everton were also beaten on the opening weekend as Manchester City secured a 4-0 win at Goodison Park.

Chelsea Women vs Everton Women recent head-to-head record 

Chelsea’s last meeting with Everton came in the FA Cup back in May when Emma Hayes’s side ran out 3-0 winners at Kingsmeadow.

Goals from Guro Reiten, Sam Kerr and Drew Spence helped the Blues secure a win and book our place in the last eight of the competition. The last time the two sides met in the league was in March when goals from Fran Kirby, Pernille Harder and Melanie Leupolz secured a 3-0 victory on Merseyside.

In the reverse fixture, Chelsea came out on top once again at Kingsmeadow back in November 2020.

Chelsea made it 26 games unbeaten in the WSL, setting a new club record as goals from Ji So-Yun, Pernille Harder and a double from Bethany England earned a 4-0 win over the Toffees.

Next up for the Blues

Following our clash against the Toffees tomorrow, a host of Blues will meet up with their national squads for the upcoming international break. When the players return, Chelsea travel to Manchester United on Sunday 26 September. The WSL fixture will kick off at 12.30 pm and will be shown live on BBC Two.

Important information for fans attending tomorrow’s game

Chelsea Football Club takes the safety and security of our supporters and colleagues extremely seriously. Together with the police and other partners we continually review our operations to ensure we meet the exacting standards required of venues such as Kingsmeadow.

Please note we have modified our entry conditions in relation to bag sizes and will now apply a strict limit on the size of bags which can be taken into our stadiums. No bags larger than A4 will be permitted. This equates to 30cm x 20cm x 10cm, about the size of a standard handbag. This will improve security and also reduce congestion during your entry to the site and into the stadium.

Please note that due to a lack of space, baggage deposit facilities will not be available, so you are strongly advised not to bring any bags to Kingsmeadow.

Covid-19 requirements

Supporters attending our home matches this season will be required to provide evidence they are at low risk of transmitting Covid-19. This is to increase the safety and comfort of our supporters, players and staff as we host large crowds again. This can be done through proof of full Covid-19 vaccination (with both doses received at least 14 days prior to the match) or proof of a negative Lateral Flow Test (LFT – from age 11 and over) carried out within 48 hours of the fixture kicking off.

Supporters will be required to wear masks in all indoor areas of the stadiums, including the concourses, except when they are eating or drinking. Masks are not required when seated or walking outside the stadium.

We also strongly encourage the use of hand-washing facilities and hand sanitisers which are located throughout Kingsmeadow.

Please understand that these standards apply to all supporters and that anyone who refuses this process will not be permitted to enter.

Thank you for your help and co-operation in helping to make Chelsea home games a safer and more enjoyable experience.

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