Chelsea Women's last match before the international break sees us at Kingsmeadow again in midweek for a rearranged fixture with West Ham United. Everything you need to know ahead of the clash can be found here in our preview…
When and where
The Blues host West Ham United at Kingsmeadow on Wednesday 28 September, with kick-off at 7.05pm (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 BBC 2, as well as via BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website.
It was a disappointing opening to the 2022/23 season for the Blues, as two second-half penalties saw us give up our lead to lose 2-1 away at Liverpool on the opening day. However, Chelsea bounced straight back with an impressive 2-0 victory over fellow title hopefuls Manchester City in our first home game on Sunday, when Fran Kirby put us ahead shortly before half-time and Maren Mjelde made the three points safe from the spot.
In contrast, our opponents West Ham enjoyed a morale-boosting home win in their first fixture of the season, defeating Everton 1-0, but were then beaten 2-0 by Manchester United, at home again, in their most recent fixture on Sunday.
Chelsea Women vs West Ham United Women recent head-to-head record
Chelsea and West Ham met each other on three occasions last season, with the Blues coming out on top in all three matches between the sides.
The first was a 4-2 victory at the Chigwell Construction Stadium in the Continental League Cup in January, before second-half strikes from Bethany England and Erin Cuthbert gave us a 2-0 win in the Women's Super League at Kingsmeadow a week later.
The most recent encounter was the away WSL tie in March, when a Pernille Harder brace alongside further goals by Niamh Charles and Sam Kerr helped us to a comprehensive 4-1 win.
Next up for the Blues
After this game the Women's Super League takes a two-week pause as the players head off for the international break. Chelsea Women return to action on Sunday 16 October, when we travel to Everton in the WSL, with kick-off at 1pm.