Chelsea FC Women play under the lights at Kingsmeadow for the first time this year as Emma Hayes’ side take on West Ham United in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League on Wednesday evening. Everything you need to know can be found here in our match preview…
When and where?
The Blues will take on the Irons at Kingsmeadow on Wednesday evening, kicking off at 7pm (UK time).
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 our UK viewers, the game will be available to watch live on the BBC Red Button.
We will also be hosting live coverage from Kingsmeadow on our Instagram page from 5.30pm with an exclusive live pre-match interview with Aniek Nouwen.
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All those aged 18 and over attending Chelsea Women's matches must complete a Covid status self-declaration form ahead of matchday. This simple online process requires fans to confirm they have a valid NHS Covid pass or negative NHS Covid test within the previous 48 hours.
It is important that all supporters visiting Kingsmeadow are aware of the following information, or risk not being admitted.
Supporters attending our home matches at Kingsmeadow this season are required to provide evidence that 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 (from age 11 and over) carried out within 48 hours of the fixture kicking off.
In addition, supporters will be required to wear masks in all indoor areas of the stadium except when they are eating or drinking.
Thank you for your co-operation in helping to make Kingsmeadow a safer and more enjoyable experience
More information can be found here.
The Blues go into the fixture off the back of a 0-0 draw away at Brighton & Hove Albion on Sunday. Hayes’ side are yet to lose so far in 2022, having played two games.
Our first game of 2022 saw us play tomorrow’s opponents in the Continental Tyres League Cup. Thanks to a hat-trick from Pernille Harder and a header from Erin Cuthbert we safely progressed into the semi-finals of the competition where we face Manchester United.
The Irons will be going into the fixture full of confidence following a successful win on the road against Everton on Sunday. Goals from Katerina Svitkova, Dagny Brynjarsdottir and Claudia Walker secured three points on the road for Olli Harder’s team.
The Blues sit third in the FA WSL ahead of the fixture, while West Ham are currently seventh in the table.
Chelsea v West Ham head-to-head record
This will be our ninth overall meeting with the Irons and second within a week. We ran out 4-2 winners at the Chigwell Construction Stadium last Wednesday in the Conti Cup.
Last time we faced West Ham in the FA WSL, goals from Sam Kerr and Beth England ensured we comfortably wrapped up all three points in March last year.
We last hosted West Ham at Kingsmeadow in the league in December 2020. The exciting game ended 3-2 in our favour with Sam Kerr scoring all three Blues goals.
Next up for the Blues
It’s yet another quick turnaround for Chelsea this weekend as we travel to Aston Villa for the fourth-round of the Vitality Women’s FA Cup on Saturday afternoon, kicking off at 1pm (UK time).
Hayes’ side will be looking to retain the FA Cup for the second consecutive year, having won the 2021 final against Arsenal in December.