Chelsea are set to take on Barcelona Femení in the second leg of their Women’s Champions League semi-final tie on Thursday, April 27th, with a kickoff time of 5:45pm.
The Blues will be without Millie Bright, as she continues to recover from her knee injury that she sustained in the previous round of the competition. Katerina Svitkova will also be absent, with her lengthy rehabilitation programme still ongoing after undergoing surgery.
In the first leg of the tie, Chelsea were beaten by a score of 1-0 by the Catalonian giants. Caroline Graham Hansen curled in the only goal of the game very early on – before even the 5-minute mark.
The Blues did not let this faze them, as they fought hard to try and level the scores. It was a feisty encounter in which England star Lucy Bronze suffered an injury, but Chelsea could not find an equaliser.
Should Chelsea find a way to beat Barcelona, they could set up an all-English Champions League final against London rivals Arsenal – however, the Gunners will still need to beat Wolfsburg to make this a reality.
Chelsea have never won the Women’s Champions League, despite their extensive success at domestic level. Could this be the year when they finally break their duck?