Chelsea Women travel to Tottenham on Sunday for our final Women’s Super League fixture before the international break.
Owing to the abandonment of our home meeting with Liverpool a fortnight ago, this is our second consecutive league fixture away to north London opposition. 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.
Since then, cup competitions have taken priority. We met Tottenham last Wednesday in the quarter-finals of the Continental League Cup, emerging 3-1 winners courtesy of goals from Erin Cuthbert, Fran Kirby and Kerr on a freezing night in east London. Chelsea legend Drew Spence netted Spurs’ injury-time consolation.
We then hosted Liverpool last weekend in the FA Cup. That finished 3-2 with Kerr bagging a hat-trick, taking her tally to 15 for the season.
Since her WSL debut in January 2020, Kerr has scored 48 WSL goals, 10 more than any other player. She has scored in all five of her WSL appearances against Spurs, netting six goals; against no side has she scored more often.
We go into the Tottenham game level on points with Manchester United at the top of the WSL table, behind them only on goal difference. They host Everton on Sunday. Arsenal, three points behind but with a game in hand, are at West Ham.
Tickets for the away end can be bought on the gate at Brisbane Road on the day of the game
When and where?
We travel to Brisbane Road, home of Leyton Orient, to play Tottenham in the FA Women’s Super League on Sunday 5 February.
The match in east London is scheduled to start at 12.30pm.
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 BBC2. Coverage begins at 12.15pm.
The Blues remain unbeaten in all competitions since the opening game of the season when we lost at Liverpool. It is now 18 games without defeat.
Among that tally are two wins against Tottenham. The first, the reverse fixture in the WSL which took place at Stamford Bridge, was a 3-0 win secured with first-half goals from Kerr, Cuthbert and Guro Reiten. We then beat Spurs last week in the Conti Cup, extending our long unbeaten run against our London rivals.
Tottenham sit in eighth position in the table, having won three and lost seven of their 10 WSL games, including each of the last five. They have lost their last three at home. They have never lost four in a row.
Of the 12 league goals Tottenham have scored this term, eight came in one game, the 8-0 win against Brighton. They have scored once from their last 50 shots at goal.
Chelsea Women vs Tottenham Women recent head-to-head record
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.
It continued our good record against Spurs. In fact, we have won all six WSL games we have played against them.
Next up for the Blues
The focus switches to the Conti Cup on Thursday night. We travel east again to play West Ham United away in the semi-finals of the competition we last won in 2021. Kick-off at Dagenham and Redbridge’s Victoria Road is at 7.15pm.