Chelsea Women travel to Tottenham on Wednesday for a place in the Continental League Cup semi-finals.
After Sunday’s game against Liverpool was abandoned due to a frozen pitch at Kingsmeadow, this will be a second consecutive away game against our north London rivals. We drew 1-1 at Arsenal on Sunday 15 January, with Sam Kerr’s late header snatching a valuable point in the WSL title race.
This Conti Cup quarter-final tie is the first of two domestic cup fixtures this week, with Liverpool set to return to Kingsmeadow on Sunday in the FA Cup fourth round.
For now, though, all eyes are on Brisbane Road as Emma Hayes and her side try to take another step towards winning the trophy we lifted in 2020 and 2021.
When and where?
We travel to Brisbane Road, home of Leyton Orient, to play Tottenham in the FA Women’s Continental Tyres League Cup quarter-finals on Wednesday 25 January.
The match in east London is scheduled to start at 7.45pm.
With the cold weather continuing in London at the start of this week, we will of course bring you any news of a pitch inspection as soon as we have it.
Where to watch
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. Supporters who cannot attend will be able to watch the match on the FA Player.
This is our first Conti Cup game of the season. We were given a bye into the quarter-finals as Champions League group stage entrants.
We have otherwise been dominant domestically. Since losing our first game of the season at Liverpool, we have won nine and drawn one of our WSL fixtures this term, leaving us behind Manchester United only on goal difference.
Tottenham are in eighth position in the table, having won three and lost seven of their 10 WSL games.
They qualified for this stage of the Conti Cup by finishing top of Group E with three wins out of three, beating Reading, Coventry and Southampton.
Chelsea Women vs Tottenham Women recent head-to-head record
In our only meeting so far this season, the Blues prevailed 3-0 at a sold-out Stamford Bridge in November. Sam Kerr, Erin Cuthbert and Guro Reiten got the goals. Since that game striker Bethany England has made the switch from Chelsea to Tottenham.
Last season we beat Tottenham 2-1 at home and 3-1 away, those two games taking place in the space of five April days.
We last met Spurs in this competition in November 2020, winning 2-0 at Kingsmeadow courtesy of goals from Cuthbert and Melanie Leupolz. We also beat our London rivals in the Conti Cup in the 2018 and 2019 group stages.
Next up for the Blues
The focus switches from the Conti Cup to the FA Cup on Sunday. Liverpool are the visitors to Kingsmeadow for a fourth round tie which starts at 1pm.
We will then be back at Tottenham on Sunday 5 February for a WSL fixture.