Chelsea Women continue our UEFA Women’s Champions League campaign on Wednesday as we host Atletico Madrid in the first-leg of our last-16 tie.
Ahead of the game, here we bring you all the information you need…
When and where?
The Blues will take on the Spanish side on Wednesday night at Kingsmeadow and the match kicks off at 7pm (UK).
How to follow and watch the game live
You can keep up to date with the match via our social media channels, too. There will be live commentary on our Twitter page and regular updates on Instagram and Facebook. All you need to do is search ‘ChelseaFCW' on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. We will also be giving fans live behind-the-scenes access of our matchday on our Instagram channel, including a pre-match interview with Millie Bright.
For fans in the UK, the match is being shown live on BT Sport 2, with coverage beginning at 6:45pm. We will be streaming the game live on this website and the 5th Stand app for our global audience (geographical restrictions may apply).
This will be the first match back following the international break. Chelsea went into the two-week pause with a solid 5-0 win over Bristol City in the Women’s Super League to maintain our top spot in league standings. Fran Kirby got us underway early on with a headed effort from a corner, Pernille Harder doubled our lead with a sublime strike and our No.14 bagged a brace by half-time with a close-range finish.
Sam Kerr headed in her 11th goal of the league campaign and Bethany England, who assisted her Australian team-mate, got on the scoresheet herself as she steered the ball home at the back post.
Due to the international break this will also be Atletico’s first game back. They were last in action on Sunday 14 February when they beat Valencia 4-1 in the Primera Division Femenina – the Spanish equivalent to the WSL – thanks to a brace from Ludmila da Silva, a goal from Rasheedat Ajibade and an own-goal.
Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid head-to-head record
Wednesday will be the first time the two clubs play each other in women’s football. However, we may come up against a familiar face as former Blues goalkeeper Hedvig Lindahl is Atletico’s goalkeeper.
Chelsea will travel to Monza in Italy for the second leg on Wednesday 10 March. The match will kick-off at 12:30pm (UK time)
Next for the Blues
On Sunday Chelsea travel across London to face West Ham in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League. The game kicks off at 3pm and will be available to watch on the FA Player.