Chelsea team news: After starting the season with Bethany England’s fifth minute stunner that gave Chelsea a 1-0 lead they would hold to full-time, the Blues are looking to make it two wins in two. Star forward Erin Cuthbert, working her way back from injury, came on as a late sub and should be fit enough to be in contention for the XI, or at the very least more minutes. Our key attacker, Fran Kirby, is probably still out.
The last time we faced Brighton was December of last year, and we put four goals past seagulls. This year’s captain, Magdalena Eriksson scored, Ji So-Yun nabbed a goal, and Bethany England bagged a brace.
Brighton team news: Brighton drew 0-0 in their season opener against Bristol City. The scoreline deceives a bit as they had twenty shots overall and nine on target — they were also flagged offside five times. Though the team is well-organized, it’s expected that they’d be happy with another draw and it’ll be Chelsea who will need to force the issue.
Side note: follow the Chelsea FC Women twitter account (@ChelseaFCW), they are great at providing highlights, interviews, and — as seen above — some truly hilarious video edits.
Date / Time: Sunday, September 15, 2019; 2:00 BST; 9:00am EDT; 6:30pm IST
Venue: Broadfield Stadium
Forecast: Just over 21°C/70°F at kickoff, partly cloudy
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