Chelsea Women are aiming to extend their winning streak to seven games in all competitions when we take on Aston Villa in the Women’s Super League at Kingsmeadow on Sunday, a match streamed live on our platforms…
We extended that streak to six games with a stunning 8-0 win over Vllaznia in the Champions League on Wednesday night. Sam Kerr scored four goals on the night, Pernille Harder netted a hat-trick and Katerina Svitkova opened her account for the club as the Blues topped their group in emphatic style.
A return to Women’s Super League action awaits this weekend, with Carla Ward and her Aston Villa side making the trip to Kingsmeadow, where we play our first league game since the international break.
Players like Kerr and Harder, who scored seven goals between them against Vllaznia in the Champions League in midweek, will be looking to maintain the same power in front of goal in our next two league matches before the next international break.
When and where?
Chelsea host Aston Villa at Kingsmeadow in the Women’s Super League this Sunday, October 30, with kick-off scheduled for 2pm (UK time)
This match will be dedicated to demonstrating our continued support across the club for LGBTQI+ inclusion by celebrating Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces campaign, as we encourage everyone to play their part in making sport everyone’s game.
How to follow
Fans who cannot attend will be able to watch the game on our website and app, with coverage starting at 1.50pm (UK time).
As always, you can follow the game via Chelsea Women’s social media. There will be live commentary on our Twitter page and regular updates on Facebook and Instagram. Just search “ChelseaFCW” on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
In our previous league outing, goals from Bethany England and Harder helped the Blues overcome a spirited Brighton & Hove Albion in treacherous conditions at Broadfield Stadium as we recorded our fourth straight league win in front of the TV cameras .
We sit third in the table with 12 points, having won four and lost one of our first five league games. In that time, we’ve scored 11 goals, conceding four in the process, which leaves us with a goal difference of +7.
Chelsea have won 49 of the last 51 points they have at home in the Barclays WSL, winning 16 of their 17 games in that span, only dropping points against Arsenal in February earlier this year with a goalless draw .
Aston Villa arrive in the capital seventh in the table with six points, having recorded two wins and two losses in their first four league games, one less than Chelsea. Lioness Rachel Daly has been a revelation for Villa’s attack and will be one of many threats the Blues need to be aware of.
Villa’s two previous outings have been against Everton, where they were trailing just one goal at home to the Toffees in the league last weekend. The teams played out a 1-1 draw in the Continental Cup group stages in midweek, with Everton winning 4-2 on penalties.
Aston Villa have won four of their last six away matches in the Barclays WSL, losing the other two on the road. That’s as many wins as they’ve managed in their previous 17 on the road in the competition (D4, L9)
Chelsea Women vs Aston Villa Women Recent Head to Head Record
Chelsea and Aston Villa met at Kingsmeadow in March last season, with the Blues securing a hugely important 1-0 win at home.
A 92nd-minute winner from Kerr secured three points and a clean sheet that were crucial in our quest for the league title.
The reverse league match last November ended in a similar vein, with Jessie Fleming’s first-half goal proving all the difference as the Blues lost 1-0.
We met Villa again between those two league encounters when the FA Cup draw sent us back north at the end of January.
Guro Reiten netted a brace either side of a Harder goal as the hosts picked up a late consolation from the spot in a 3-1 win that saw the Blues progress.
Next for the Blues
After a turbulent month, we have a week to recuperate before our next game when we travel north to take on Manchester United in the Women’s Super League on Sunday November 6.
The match will take place at Leigh Sports Village with kick off scheduled for 6.45pm (UK time). For fans unable to attend this one, the match has been selected for live coverage on Sky Sports.