Chelsea vs Barcelona preview: Kick-off time, how to watch and more!

From the official Chelsea FC website:

Ninety minutes separate Chelsea and a second UEFA Women’s Champions League final. Avoid defeat to Barcelona on Saturday at Stamford Bridge and Emma Hayes’s side will head to Bilbao next month. It is a high-stakes game.

Having secured a hugely impressive 1-0 victory in the first leg courtesy of an Erin Cuthbert goal, the Blues will now aim to secure a place in the final on May 25 in Bilbao.

Our victory at the Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys last Saturday was Barcelona’s first defeat on home soil in five years – and it means if we win or draw on Saturday, we will secure our place in our second Women’s Champions League.

The match will also be Emma Hayes‘s final game in charge at Stamford Bridge. More than 33,500 tickets have been sold as the push to see the Chelsea manager out in style continues.

Get your tickets now to experience a historic night in the Champions League

When and where?

Stamford Bridge is the venue for the second leg of our UEFA Women’s Champions League semi-final with Barcelona. The game takes place on Saturday April 27, kick-off is 5.30pm.

How to watch

DAZN will broadcast the game live via and on their YouTube channel, while those in the UK can also watch via TNT Sports 3. The match can also be viewed on the Official Chelsea App, and the club website.

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.

You can also follow the game through the match centre on the Official Chelsea App and website.

The form

The Blues are unbeaten in European competition since last year’s meeting with Barcelona at Stamford Bridge. That run now stands at 10 games with our first leg win the most recent in the sequence.

Emma Hayes’s side topped Group D with four wins and two draws to reach the knockout stage. We then saw off Ajax over two legs in the quarter-final to secure our place in the last four.

Barcelona finished top in Group A and then got past Norwegian side Brann over two legs in the last eight. Domestically, the Catalans top Liga F having won 22 from 23 league fixtures.

Recent head-to-head

We secured our maiden victory over Barcelona in last week’s first leg. That came in our fourth meeting with the Blaugrana.

The Blues were narrowly beaten by Barcelona at the same stage of Champions League last season. The Catalans won the first leg 1-0 at Stamford Bridge with Caroline Graham Hansen on target for the visitors that day.

It was then on to the Camp Nou for the second leg. Both teams were well matched once more but the home side added their second of the tie when Hansen again found the net.

A goal from Guro Reiten brought the Blues level but it wasn’t enough to seal our passage to the final, which Barcelona would go on to win.

What comes next

After our European exertions the Blues return to domestic matters with a midweek Women’s Super League clash.

The Blues travel to Merseyside to face Liverpool on Wednesday, May 1. Kick-off at Prenton Park is 7pm.





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