Chelsea make an eagerly awaited return to Barclays Women’s Super League action with a trip to the King Power Stadium to face Leicester City on Sunday evening.

Having fallen to a narrow defeat against Manchester City at Kingsmeadow prior to the international break, the Blues will be determined to bounce back with the right result in the East Midlands.

We are competing across four competitions this month with our WSL exploits accompanied by a League Cup semi-final, plus FA Cup and UEFA Women’s Champions League quarter-final ties and we begin with a visit to Willie Kirk’s Leicester.

After four consecutive home matches prior to the international break, Leicester marks the first of three successive away fixtures across three different competitions as the battle to retain our league title intensifies in front of the television cameras on Sunday.

When and where?

We make the journey to the King Power Stadium to take on Leicester this Sunday 3 March, with kick-off scheduled for 6.00pm (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.

For supporters who are unable to attend the match, this has been selected for live television coverage on Sky Sports.

The form

Before a ball is kicked at the King Power Stadium, we occupy second in the division and sit three points behind Manchester City who moved into first with a 2-1 victory over Everton in the lunchtime game on Saturday.

After 11 wins, one draw and two defeats from 14 league matches to date, we have earned 34 points from 42 available. With 41 goals scored and 13 conceded in the process, we possess a goal difference of 28 – one less than Manchester City (29).

As for Leicester, they sit seventh in the league table with 16 points having won four, drawn four and lost six of their 14 league games to date. They have netted 21 goals and conceded 26 leaving them with a goal difference of -5.

Leicester City vs. Chelsea: Head-to-head record

In the reverse league fixture at Kingsmeadow, the teams played out an entertaining seven-goal thriller with the Blues recording a 5-2 victory in November.

James netted a brace on the day which was accompanied by goals from Sam Kerr and Aggie Beever-Jones, plus an unfortunate own goal from Leicester defender Courtney Nevin.

Next up for the Blues

A place in the showpiece final is the prize on offer when we go up against Manchester City in the FA Women’s Continental Tyres League Cup semi-final at the Joie Stadium on Thursday 7 March, with kick-off scheduled for 7.15pm (UK time).