On Thursday, the Blues face PSG in their final Champions’ League group stage game.
After beating KF Vllaznia, four goals to nil, in their penultimate match, the current WSL
champions look very comfortable ahead of their match against PSG at Stamford Bridge in
the upcoming week.
PSG beat Real Madrid Femenino two goals to one last week, this secured both Chelsea and PSG, a place in the next round.
With Chelsea on 13 points in the group, with +15 goal difference, and PSG on 10 points with a +9 goal difference, it is going to take a remarkable victory for PSG to secure them top spot. But with a win, draw, or loss with 5 goals or less difference being enough for Chelsea to top the group, it is a mountain for PSG to climb.
After Chelsea got knocked out of the group stage last year, Emma Hayes was delighted in
her press conference after the game against KF Vllaznia and stated that the team has learnt
some important lessons in theory, which they have executed in practise.
She further went onto state, “The team does so well in the hardest moments, and we understand what the group stages are in this competition. We’ve navigated them really well this season, our objective now is to come top of the group.”
Although Sam Kerr has got 5 goals and 2 assists in 10 WSL matches, she has been unable to
find the back of the net in her last 3 Chelsea matches. She is hoping to break this poor spell
against PSG in the week, to hopefully lead her team to top of the group.
Chelsea now look ahead to their final group game against PSG where they’re aiming to top their group and look ahead to the next round after the new year.