Chelsea Women are aiming to extend our winning streak to seven matches in all competitions when we take on Aston Villa in the Women’s Super League at Kingsmeadow on Sunday, a game live streamed on our platforms…
We extended this run to six matches with a stunning 8-0 victory over Vllaznia in the Champions League on Wednesday night. Sam Kerr netted four goals on the night, Pernille Harder bagged a hat-trick and Katerina Svitkova opened her account for the club as the Blues topped their group in emphatic style.
A return to Women’s Super League action awaits this weekend, with Carla Ward and her Aston Villa side making the trip down to Kingsmeadow, where we play our first league match since the international break.
The likes of Kerr and Harder, who scored seven goals between them against Vllaznia in the Champions League in midweek, will be looking to carry the same potency in front of goal into our next two league matches before the next international break.
When and where?
Chelsea welcome Aston Villa to Kingsmeadow in the Women’s Super League this Sunday 30 October, with kick-off scheduled for 2pm (UK time)
This fixture will be dedicated to demonstrating our ongoing support across the club for LGBTQI+ inclusion by celebrating Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces campaign, as we encourage everyone to play their part in making sport everybody’s game.
How to follow
Supporters who cannot attend will be able to watch the match on our website and the app, with coverage starting at 1.50pm (UK time)
As always, you can follow the game via Chelsea Women’s social media channels. There will be live commentary on our Twitter page and regular updates on Facebook and Instagram. Simply search ‘ChelseaFCW’ on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
In our previous league outing, goals from Bethany England and Harder helped the Blues overcome a spirited Brighton & Hove Albion in treacherous conditions at Broadfield Stadium, as we recorded our fourth straight league victory in front of the television cameras.
We occupy third place in the table with 12 points, having won four and lost one of our opening five league matches. During this time we have scored 11 goals, conceding four in the process leaving us with a goal difference of +7.
Chelsea have won 49 of the last 51 points available to them at home in the Barclays WSL, winning 16 of their 17 games in this period, only dropping points against Arsenal in February earlier this year with a goalless draw.
Aston Villa arrive in the capital sitting seventh in the table with six points, having recorded two wins and two defeats from their first four league games, one less than Chelsea. Lioness Rachel Daly has been a revelation to Villa’s attack and will be one of several threats for the Blues to be aware of.
Villa’s previous two outings have been against Everton, where they were edged out by a single goal at home to the Toffees in the league last weekend. The teams played out a 1-1 draw in the Continental Cup group stages in midweek, with Everton prevailing 4-2 on penalties.
Aston Villa have won four of their last six away matches in the Barclays WSL, losing the other two games on their travels. This is as many wins as they managed in their previous 17 on the road in the competition (D4, L9)
Chelsea Women vs Aston Villa Women recent head-to-head record
Chelsea and Aston Villa met at Kingsmeadow back in March of last season, with the Blues securing a hugely important 1-0 victory on home turf.
A 92nd minute winner from Kerr secured three points and a clean sheet which were crucial in our pursuit of the league title.
The reverse league fixture last November ended in the same vein, with Jessie Fleming’s first-half goal making all the difference as the Blues ran out 1-0 winners.
We met Villa again between these two league encounters when the FA Cup draw sent us back up north at the end of January.
Guro Reiten netted a brace either side of a goal from Harder, with the hosts netting a late consolation from the spot in a 3-1 victory which saw the Blues progress.
Next up for the Blues
After a hectic month, we have one week to recover before our next match when we travel north to face Manchester United in the Women’s Super League on Sunday 6 November.
The match will take place at Leigh Sports Village with kick-off scheduled for 6.45pm (UK time) For supporters who cannot attend this one, the game has been selected for live coverage on Sky Sports.