Chelsea Women travel to Manchester City for our Continental League Cup quarter-final and here is all the information you need ahead of Wednesday’s fixture…
When and where?
Our quarter-final tie will take place on Wednesday 20 January in a 5.30pm kick-off at the Academy Stadium, Manchester.
How to follow
Blues fans can follow match updates via our social media channels. 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.
The game will also be available to watch live on the FA Player.
The Blues come into tonight’s tie full of confidence following a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Manchester United in the Women’s Super League on Sunday.
Pernille Harder gave Chelsea the lead on the half-hour mark when she poked home from close-range following a goal-mouth scramble.
Substitute Lauren James equalised for the visitors on 60 minutes but the Blues would restore our lead just minutes later.
Fran Kirby latched onto a long ball over the United defence from Blues keep Ann-Katrin Berger and the England International took one touch before firing past Mary Earps.
Kirby’s goal clinched the three points and put Chelsea above Manchester United and top of the league standings.
Wednesday’s opponents City have won their previous five games in all competitions and earned a convincing victory in their last outing, defeating Aston Villa 7-0 on Sunday.
A Lauren Hemp brace, plus goals from Jill Scott, Georgia Stanway, Ellen White, Chloe Kelly and a Natalie Haigh own-goal helped Gareth Taylor’s side to all three points in their first game of 2021.
Chelsea v Manchester City recent head-to-head record
Today’s clash with City will be the 22nd meeting between the two sides. In our last outing against Manchester City, goals from Maren Mjelde, Sam Kerr and Fran Kirby earned Chelsea a 3-1 victory.
Mjelde marked her 50th WSL appearance in style, as she confidently slotted home a penalty to open the scoring after Demi Stokes was penalised for handball.
Blues forward Kerr doubled our advantage 10 minutes into the second half when she met a pin-point low cross from Kirby.
Chloe Kelly netted from the spot for the visitors but any hopes of a comeback was diminished when Kirby restored our two-goal lead.
A superb counter-attack saw Erin Cuthbert send a delightful pass through to Kirby, who beat Ellie Roebuck to the ball and slotted into an empty net to seal all three points for Chelsea.
Next up for Chelsea
Emma Hayes’ side will be on the road once again this weekend with a trip to Bristol City in the Women’s Super League.
The Blues will then travel to Aston Villa on Wednesday 27 January and should we progress against City on Wednesday evening, Chelsea will host West Ham or Durham in the Continental Cup semi-final on 3/4 February.