Chelsea Ladies return to action in the UEFA Women’s Champions League this evening when they host German club VfL Wolfsburg Women at Kingsmeadow in the first leg of their semi-final tie.
Emma Hayes’ side are competing at this stage of the competition for the first time in the club’s history and The Blues will want revenge on their opponents after they were dumped out of the competition by the Bundesliga club 4-1 on aggregate at the Last 32 stage last season.
Chelsea go into the fixture top of the FA Women’s Super League 1 table while they secured their place in the SSE Women’s FA Cup final last weekend with a 2-0 victory over rivals Manchester City Women at Kingsmeadow.
The Blues have performed exceptionally well in all competitions this season but none more so than in the UEFA Women’s Champions League where they have so far defeated Bayern Munich Frauen, Rosengard Women and Montpellier Feminines.
This evening’s tie will possibly be the toughest so far with VfL Wolfsburg having built an excellent reputation in the tournament in recent seasons. Chelsea will hope for an advantage going into next weekend’s second leg in Germany and they will have to be at their very best to have any chance of meeting either Manchester City or French giants Olympique Lyonnais Feminines in the final.
The match is scheduled to kick-off at 6.05pm and will be screened live on the BBC Red Button.