Chelsea Women vs Manchester City Women: Vitality FA Cup final preview - kick-off time, how to watch live and much more

On Sunday we face Manchester City in the Vitality Women’s FA Cup final in our last game of the 2021/22 season and all the information you need ahead of the big clash can be found here in our match preview…


When and where is the Women's FA Cup final?

The Blues face Manchester City at Wembley on Sunday afternoon and the match kicks off at 2.30pm.

How to follow and watch live

The game will be broadcast live on BBC One.

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.

Wembley fan information

Brent Council and its partners are enforcing a No Street Drinking Zone on Olympic Way and the surrounding area for the Vitality Women's FA Cup final.

This is part of a Public Space Protection Order. Please click here for more information on the order.

Fans drinking on Olympic Way and the surrounding streets ahead of the game will be asked to hand over their alcohol and enforcement action may be considered. These steps are taken to provide a safe and enjoyable environment for everyone.

There will still be a wide range of bars, pubs, fan zones and restaurants available to enjoy in Brent before the game – you can find further details here. Pubs designated for Chelsea supporters are listed under 'Wembley Stadium east'.

The official Chelsea Fan Zone is Arena Square, Engineers Way, HA9 0AA (opposite the SSE Arena). Alternatively, fans are encouraged to enter the stadium early and use the bars, food outlets and facilities inside. This also avoids later delays in entry which may mean missing the start of the match.

If you are travelling into Wembley by public transport, please click here to find out more about drinking alcohol in public places. Transport for London's service updates can be found by clicking on this link.

Click for Wembley's guide for the match, including bag restriction policy.

The form

We head into our season finale having been crowned Barclays FA Women’s Super League champions less than a week ago. Our 4-2 win against Manchester United at Kingsmeadow saw the Blues lift the WSL trophy for the third successive year.

Hayes’ side are in exhilarating form, having won the last 11 competitive games back-to-back. In the journey to the FA Cup final, the Blues scored 17 goals having overcome Aston Villa, Leicester City, Birmingham City and Arsenal.

City, meanwhile, are also in dominant form heading into Sunday’s clash. Gareth Taylor’s side secured a Champions League spot on the last day of the WSL season and are unbeaten since February, with their last defeat coming against Chelsea at Kingsmeadow thanks to a Guro Reiten strike.

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

The Continental Cup defeat in March was our last meeting with City, where a goal from Sam Kerr was not enough to save us from a 3-1 loss.

This will be a fourth meeting with City this season, having tasted victory over Taylor’s side twice in the league. Back in November the Blues put four past City at the Academy Stadium and Hayes’ side were also dominant in the reverse fixture at Kingsmeadow, winning 1-0.

Next up for the Blues

This is the final game of the 2021/22 season for the Blues. Many Chelsea players are set to represent their countries at the upcoming UEFA Women’s Euros held in England this summer.

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