Chelsea Women play our opening group stage match of the UEFA Women’s Champions League this week...
When and where?
The Blues make the short trip across the channel to the French capital, where we will face Paris-Saint Germain at the Stade Jean-Bouin on Thursday 20 October, with kick-off at 8pm (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. Alternatively, you can watch the match via the DAZN YouTube channel
Chelsea will be looking to take maximum points from the opening match of Group A, which also consists of Real Madrid and FC Vllaznia of Albania, who we welcome to Kingsmeadow in our first home match in the competition on Wednesday 26 October.
PSG reached the semi-finals of last season’s competition and will be looking to go one step further this time around. The Blues best European run saw us reach the final in 2021 and the ambition is to become the first English team to win the Champions League since 2007.
Domestically, the Blues have recorded three consecutive victories in the Women’s Super League, overcoming Manchester City, West Ham United and Everton, scoring eight goals and conceding two in the process, which sees us occupy third position in the league table.
As for our opposition, PSG have enjoyed a strong start to their Women’s Division 1 campaign with four wins and a draw from their opening five matches. They sit second in the league table, two points off leaders Lyon, having scored 13 goals and conceded four.
Chelsea Women vs Paris Saint-Germain Women recent head-to-head record
The Blues last meeting with PSG came across two legs at the quarter-final stage of the 2018/19 season. We secured a 2-0 victory at Kingsmeadow in the first leg thanks to goals from Hannah Blundell and Erin Cuthbert, putting us in the driving seat ahead of the second leg in France.
In the return leg at the Stade Jean-Bouin, the hosts staged a comeback to level the scores at 2-2 on aggregate. Our dreams of progression hung in the balance and we needed something special to progress to the semi-finals.
We saved the best until last that evening and with the clock ticking into stoppage time, Maren Mjelde struck the decisive blow sparking wild celebrations among the Chelsea faithful as our semi-final spot was confirmed.
A familiar face will be on the opposing team with striker Ramona Bachmann, who was in the Chelsea team the last time the two sides met, now representing Paris Saint-Germain. The Switzerland international netted in PSG’s most recent league outing against Dijon on Saturday.
Next up for the Blues
Upon our return to London, the focus quickly switches back to domestic duties as we prepare to face Brighton & Hove Albion in the Women’s Super League.
In quick turnaround between matches we travel to Broadfield Stadium on Sunday 23 October, with kick-off at 6.45pm (UK time).
This match will be broadcast live on Sky Sports.