Chelsea Women are at home for the first time in 2022/23 as we host Manchester City in a repeat of last season's FA Cup final and everything you need to know ahead of the clash can be found here in our preview…
When and where
The Blues host Manchester City at Kingsmeadow on Sunday 25 September, with kick-off at 4pm (UK time).
Supporters travelling to Kingsmeadow should be aware that Jack Goodchilds Way will now be closed to all traffic from 90 minutes prior to kick-off until 60 minutes after the final whistle for all matches.
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.
Supporters in the UK will also be able to watch the game live on Sky Sports.
Following a promising pre-season, which ended on a high with victory over Portland Thorns, Chelsea suffered a frustrating start to our Women's Super League season away at Liverpool last week. Despite opening the scoring through a Fran Kirby penalty after just three minutes and having another goal by Sam Kerr harshly disallowed, we failed to add to our lead and were punished by two second-half penalties for Liverpool, the second arriving in the 87th minute to give the home side a 2-1 win.
Man City have also had a disappointing start to their campaign, being eliminated from Champions League qualifying by Real Madrid, in a 1-0 home defeat, before losing their WSL opener 4-3 at Aston Villa, despite coming from two goals down to lead 3-2 in the first 10 minutes of the second half.
Chelsea Women vs Manchester City Women recent head-to-head record
Man City are familiar opponents for Chelsea, as we faced them five times across three different competitions last season.
The most recent was certainly an occasion that will live long in Blues fans' memories, as we recovered from conceding a last-minute equaliser to defeat them 3-2 in extra time of the Women's FA Cup final and seal a domestic Double. We had also beaten them 3-0 in the 2020/21 FA Cup semi-final, which had rolled over into the start of last season due to the Covid pandemic.
Chelsea certainly seemed to have the edge in the WSL last season, winning the corresponding fixture at Kingsmeadow 1-0 thanks to Guro Reiten's early goal, having previously thrashed City 4-0 in a brilliant performance in Manchester. City did get some revenge, though, defeating the Blues 3-1 in the Continental League Cup final to deny us a Treble.
Next up for the Blues
It is a quick turnaround for our next match, as the rearranged WSL fixture against West Ham United will now be played just three days later at Kingsmeadow on Wednesday 28 September, with kick-off at 7.05pm, before a two-week gap between games as the players head off for the October international break.
That match against West Ham was originally scheduled to be our first game of the season at Stamford Bridge, but was postponed following the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Tickets that were purchased for the Stamford Bridge match against West Ham are not transferrable to the game on the new date at Kingsmeadow.
Tickets for the re-arranged fixture are on sale and can be purchased online here, with prices starting from £9 for adults and £1 for juniors and seniors. All existing Women’s season ticket holders should use their season ticket to gain entry.