After their midweek heroics in the Champions League, Chelsea Ladies return to WSL action today as they travel to High Wycombe to take on Reading, who have not lost a game since the opening day of the season. Since then, the Royals have dispatched both Liverpool and Arsenal to rise all the way to third place in the league behind the two powerhouses Chelsea and Manchester City heading into this weekend.
Date/Time: Sunday, November 12 at 12:35 PM BST (7:35 AM EST)
Venue: Adams Park, High Wycombe, England
On TV/Streaming: The match will be shown on BBC Red Button in the UK
Both managers have called this a tough test, and we should be in for an intense game.
Here we go.
Reading WFC starting eleven:
Earps, Scott, Williams, Bartrip, Pearce (c), Furness, Allen, Bruton, Chaplen, Potter, Rowe
Substitutes from: Jane, Linnett, Van den Berg, Green, Moloney
Chelsea starting lineup (3-4-1-2):
Lindahl | Eriksson, Flaherty, Bright | Davison, Chapman (c), Mjelde, Thorisdottir | Carney | Spence, Kirby
Substitutes from: Spencer, Blundell, Dunn, Cuthbert, Ji, Bachmann, Aluko
Chelsea’s 100 per cent league record is on the line, but there is also the massive Champions League Round of 16 second leg match coming up in a few days, so Emma Hayes has rotated her squad a bit to give the likes of Davison, Carney, and Spence a start. The versatile Thorisdottir starts at right wing-back this time, and there is plenty of attacking firepower on the bench.
COME ON, CHELSEA!