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Lyon vs. Chelsea, Women’s Champions League: Confirmed lineups; how to watch

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Blues face huge challenge in France

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Chelsea Women face a season defining semi-final match-up against Lyon.

The Blues travel to face the French Champions in the first leg of their Champions League tie, knowing that lifting the trophy is the only way to qualify for next season’s tournament. The second leg will follow next Sunday.

Here we go!


OL starting lineup (4-3-3):
Bouhaddi | Bacha, Renard, Mbock, Bronze | Fishlock, Henry, Marozsan | Le Sommer, Hegerberg, Cascarino

Substitutes from: Simon, Weiss, Kumagai, Majri, Van de Sander, Buchanan, Jaimes

Chelsea starting lineup (4-4-2):
Berger | Andersson, Ericsson, Bright, Mjelde | Carney, Ji, Ingle, Cuthbert | Bachmann, Kirby

Substitutes from: Lindahl, Thorisdottir, Blundell, Carter, England, Engman, Spence


Date / Time: Sunday, April 21, 2019, 16:00 GMT (17:00 local)
Venue: Groupama Stadium, Lyon, France

On TV: BBC Red Button, Chelsea TV
Streaming: BBC Sport website, The Fifth Stand app


Having seen off French opposition in the quarter-final in the shape of PSG, thanks to a last gasp goal from midfielder Maren Mjelde, Chelsea will be hoping for another historic victory.

Although the Blues have reached the semi-final stage in each of the last two seasons, this meeting with Lyon will be the toughest European test that Chelsea have faced since debuting in the competition in 2014. Lyon have won the last three Champions League titles, as well as having a 12-year hold on the French league — with a 13th straight title all but theirs after smashing PSG last weekend, 5-0.