Chelsea welcome Everton to Kingsmeadow in the Barclays Women’s Super League on Sunday and will be looking to extend our winning run to six matches since the turn of the year.
The Blues recorded five consecutive victories across three competitions in January to progress in the Women’s FA Cup, the UEFA Women’s Champions League, and maintain our three-point lead at the top of the WSL table.
Our previous league outing saw us travel to Brighton & Hove Albion and we recorded a 3-0 victory at the Broadfield Stadium. Fran Kirby added to a Lauren James brace as we scored three goals in 15 second-half minutes to secure all three points.
We return to Kingsmeadow for the first of four successive home matches across three competitions before the next international break, starting with the visit of Everton in the WSL, and this fixture will be dedicated to Green Football Weekend.
When and where?
Brian Sorensen and his Everton side are the visitors to Kingsmeadow this Sunday 4 February, with kick-off scheduled for 6.45pm (UK time).
How to follow
You can follow the game through the match centre on the Official Chelsea App and website, or via Chelsea Women’s social media channels.
There will be live commentary on our Twitter page and regular updates on Facebook, Instagram and TikTok. Simply search ‘ChelseaFCW’ on Twitter, Facebook, TikTok and Instagram.
For supporters in the United Kingdom, this game has been selected for live television coverage on Sky Sports.
We go into the weekend top of the table and with a three-point lead over Manchester City and Arsenal, who sit second and third respectively. We are the final league fixture of the weekend and avoiding defeat would guarantee we remain at the summit.
After ten wins, one draw, and one defeat from 12 league matches to date, we have accumulated 31 points from 36 available. With 38 goals scored and 12 conceded in the process, we possess a goal difference of 26, one more than second-placed Manchester City.
As for Everton, they come to the capital sat in ninth with 11 points having registered three wins and two draws while suffering seven defeats thus far this season. They have scored 10 goals and conceded 22 leaving them with a goal difference of -12.
James has scored eight goals in her last three Women’s Super League appearances at home, scoring two hat-tricks in this run (vs Liverpool and Manchester United).
She is the only player in WSL history to have scored two-plus goals in three consecutive home appearances.
Chelsea vs. Everton recent head-to-head record
In the reverse league fixture against Everton at Walton Hall Park in November, we took all three points after a 3-0 victory which was secured amid miserable weather conditions in Merseyside.
Next up for the Blues
We enter the FA Women’s Continental Tyres League Cup at the quarter-final stage against Sunderland at Kingsmeadow on Wednesday 7 February, with kick-off at 7.00pm (UK time).