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Chelsea FC Women vs. Bristol City WFC, FA WSL: Preview, team news, how to watch

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Let’s have some fun on the west coast.

Chelsea Women v West Ham United Women: Continental Tyres Cup Photo by Harriet Lander - Chelsea FC/Chelsea FC via Getty Images

Chelsea team news: Chelsea’s last match was a win over West Ham in the FA WSL Cup in which they turned a 0-0 halftime stalemate into a 2-0 win. New signing Guro Reiten netted her first for the Blues while Bethany England hit a sweet volley for her second of the season.

Fran Kirby came on in the 62nd minute and put in a solid half hour on her way back to full fitness. There’s a possibility Kirby starts against Bristol, which would give us our first glimpse of a complete Chelsea team in the 19/20 season. Before her injury, Kirby was developing a dangerous partnership with Guro Reiten, and seeing that click in league play would give an idea of what this season’s Blues are capable of.

Bristol City team news: Bristol City also won their FA WSL Cup match, besting the London Bees by a score of 3-0. In the league things are less exciting for them, as they have only collected one point from two matches and are still looking for their first goal in the league. Let’s keep them waiting another week, shall we?

Previously: Back in February of this year Chelsea beat Bristol City 6-0, thanks to dual hat-tricks from Fran Kirby and Bethany England. Fran’s looked like this:

Date / Time: Sunday, September 29, 2019; 15:00 BST; 10:00am EDT; 7:30pm IST

Venue: Stoke Gifford Stadium

Forecast: Mostly cloudy at kickoff, 62°F/17°C

How to watch: The FA Player is the only thing you need to watch every WSL match for free — FREE — barring any applicable local broadcast rights. Did I mention it’s free? Sign up on the FA Player website, bookmark the site, save the Blues’ fixture schedule or keep checking here on WAGNH for team news ahead of every match.

Also congratulations to Erin Cuthbert on winning Sauce Moment of the Week (which may or may not be a thing I just made up, but congratulations nevertheless):