Emma Hayes makes seven changes to her Chelsea Women team to face Lyon tonight with both Sam Kerr and Lauren James returning to the starting line-up.

That pair were rested for the FA Cup win at Reading on Sunday but are back and joined by Guro Reiten and fit-again Erin Cuthbert in attack.

Melanie Leupolz supports Sophie Ingle in midfield and there are also starts for Ann-Katrin Berger, Eve Perisset and Kadeisha Buchanan, the latter two against their former club.

Lyon make two changes from their last game, a Coupe de France win at Fleury, with Eugenie Le Sommer and Perle Morroni coming in. Ada Hegerberg is on the bench having not played since September.

Chelsea: Berger; Perisset, Buchanan, Bright, Carter, Leupolz, Ingle, James, Cuthbert, Reiten, Kerr.

Subs: Musovic, Orman, Eriksson, Abdullina, Charles, Mjelde, Fleming, Cankovic, Rytting Kaneryd

Lyon: Endler, Carpenter, Gilles, Renard (c), Morroni, Horan, Egurrola, Marozsan, D.Cascarino, Le Sommer, Dabritz.

Subs: Belhadj, Bacha, Majri, Hegerberg, Van de Donk, Sombath, Cayman, Bruun, Benyahia, Becho, Malard

  • The second leg of this tie is at Stamford Bridge next Thursday 30 March and tickets for the game are on sale now, with prices starting at just £9 for adults and £1 for juniors and seniors.