Chelsea striker Sam Kerr has confirmed that she will be fit to face Aston Villa in the Women’s FA Cup semi-final this weekend.
Concerns were raised when the 29-year-old injured her knee playing for Australia in the 2-0 win over England earlier this week, but the forward says she only picked up a knock:
“I’ve jarred my knee a little bit but I’ll be ready for Villa on Sunday for sure. There’s no injury. I’ve had a big few months and I’ve got a bit of a sore foot but it was about the bigger picture. There’s a World Cup coming and between the national team and Chelsea, we’ve tried to figure out the best plan for myself, which is best for both teams. This week, the best plan was to manage my load after a big month with Chelsea and the plan was always to play 90 minutes tonight. I’ll be good to go Sunday against Villa.”
Kerr has been in outstanding form for Emma Hayes’ team this season, racking up eight goals and four assists in the Women’s Super League alone.
The Blues are the favourites heading into the game against Villa at the Bescott Stadium. The Villans do have Rachel Daly in their ranks but they are eleven points adrift of Sunday’s opponents in the league.
Carla Ward’s side will, however, be no pushovers, having shocked Manchester City in the quarter-finals, sealing a 2-1 victory with a goal from Daly in extra-time.
Even so, with Kerr seemingly fit and raring to go, Chelsea will fancy their chances of progressing to the final.