Chelsea Women will be looking for our fourth consecutive league victory when Leicester City are the visitors to Kingsmeadow in the Women’s Super League on Wednesday evening.
The Blues will play a third home league fixture in eight days and will be hoping to pick up where we left off against Everton on Sunday, where a devastating display saw us hit seven goals without reply.
Pernille Harder netted a brace from the bench while goals from Guro Reiten, Sam Kerr, Sophie Ingle, Jessie Fleming and Erin Cuthbert rounded off a resounding victory which moved us into second place in the league table with two games in hand on top spot.
We have four league matches left to navigate plus the Vitality Women’s FA Cup Final on Sunday, but all eyes are on Leicester who arrive in the capital looking to upset the odds and get a result that would strengthen their bid to avoid the drop.
Willie Kirk’s side have won two of their previous three matches including a 4-0 home victory over Liverpool and a 2-1 win over Reading, before losing to Arsenal by a single goal in their most recent outing leaving them two points clear of the drop zone coming into this clash.
When and where?
Leicester make the trip to Kingsmeadow in the Women’s Super League this Wednesday 10 May, with kick-off scheduled for 7.00pm (UK time)
How to follow
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. Supporters who cannot attend will be able to watch the match via the FA Player.
We come into this match occupying second place in the WSL table with 46 points having won 15, drawn one and lost two of our 18 matches to date. We have scored 51 goals and conceded 15 leaving us with a goal difference of +36, while having two games in hand on first and third place.
Maximum points from our opening two league matches in the final month of the season will breed confidence heading into the final run of fixtures. We have netted nine goals and conceded just one from matches against Liverpool and Everton so far in May.
Leicester arrive at Kingsmeadow sitting 11th in the WSL table after 4 wins, 1 draw and 14 defeats from 19 matches, leaving them on 13 points. They have scored 13 goals and conceded 40, a goal difference of -27.
In their most recent outing, Leicester were narrowly beaten 1-0 at Arsenal having previously overcome Reading and Liverpool to record back-to-back home league wins in their bid to maintain their WSL status ahead of next season.
Chelsea Women vs Leicester Women recent head-to-head record
Our biggest league victory of the season came at Leicester on Saturday 3 December when we travelled to the King Power Stadium on a bitterly cold afternoon in the East Midlands, hitting eight goals without reply.
It was a top-drawer performance with six different goal scorers helping us to an emphatic victory which maintained our three point lead at the summit that we held at the time.
Fleming and Fran Kirby netted braces alongside goals from Reiten, Kerr, Niamh Charles and Bethany England as we began December in clinical fashion, and the Blues faithful will be hoping for more of the same on home turf this week.
Next up for the Blues
The Blues will begin preparations for the eagerly-awaited Vitality Women’s FA Cup Final against Manchester United at Wembley on Sunday 14 May, with a record attendance expected at the sell-out showpiece event.
Kick-off is scheduled for 2.30pm (UK time) and for supporters who cannot attend the match, the final is live on BBC One.