West Ham Women vs Chelsea Women preview:
…… Kick-off time, where to watch live and more!
From the official Chelsea FC website:
Chelsea Women travel to West Ham United on Thursday for a place in the Continental League Cup final.
The Blues are in the last four after beating Tottenham 3-1 in the quarter-finals of a competition we have won twice before, in 2020 and 2021.
To do so again we must get the better of West Ham United, who have been in fine form recently and are tough to beat on home soil.
Emma Hayes and her side will come into this London derby full of confidence, however, having continued our fine start to the year with a crucial WSL victory at Tottenham on a day in which nearest rivals Manchester United and Arsenal both dropped points, the latter to West Ham.
Chelsea supporters without a ticket who wish to attend can buy tickets in the away section from the ticket office at Victoria Road, which opens an hour-and-a-half before kick-off.
When and where?
We travel to Victoria Road, home of Dagenham & Redbridge, to play West Ham United in the FA Women’s Continental Tyres League Cup semi-finals on Thursday 9 February.
The match in east London is scheduled to start at 7.15pm.
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 BBC iPlayer and the FA Player.
Emma Hayes’s pre-match media conference is on our platforms at 2pm on Wednesday.
We reached this stage of the competition with a 3-1 win away to Tottenham in the quarter-finals. Erin Cuthbert, Fran Kirby and Sam Kerr got our goals at Brisbane Road, the same venue we won 3-2 at in our most recent fixture, a WSL derby on Sunday.
Chelsea, now unbeaten in 19 matches in all competitions, have won four on the bounce and will be looking for another victory to book our place at Selhurst Park in this season’s Conti Cup final, on Sunday 5 March.
West Ham qualified for the knockout stages of this competition by finishing top of Group C. They beat Birmingham at home, won an epic penalty shoot-out away to London City Lionesses 10-9, and then lost by the same method away to Brighton, who they pipped to first place.
They then went to Liverpool in the quarters and grabbed a 1-0 victory courtesy of a very late winner, kickstarting a fine run of form in which they have won 2-0 at Wolves in the FA Cup and then held Arsenal to a goalless draw.
Chelsea Women vs West Ham Women recent head-to-head record
In our only meeting so far this season, the Blues prevailed 3-1 at Kingsmeadow in late September. Fran Kirby, Sam Kerr and Millie Bright got our goals after Dagny Brynjarsdottir gave the Hammers an early lead.
Last season we beat West Ham 2-0 at home and 4-1 away in the league, and we also met them in the Conti Cup quarters, emerging 4-2 winners at Victoria Park a year ago.
In fact, this is the third straight season in which we have met the Hammers in the knockout phase of this competition. We won a semi-final at Kingsmeadow 6-0 in 2021.
Next up for the Blues
International football for most of our players! The Arnold Clark Cup and the SheBelieves Cup are just two of the mini tournaments taking place for the next fortnight.
The busy run-in for Chelsea then starts with a home fixture against Brighton on Sunday 5 March, although that game will have to be rescheduled if we beat West Ham, as the Continental Cup final takes place the same day, at Selhurst Park.
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