Emma Hayes’ Chelsea go into this match having made club history with a new unbeaten record of 26 Women’s Super League games. The Blues set this new record last weekend by defeating Everton 4-0 at Kingsmeadow and that win put us in third place with one game in hand.
It was a comfortable afternoon with the Blues taking the lead through a Ji So-Yun half-volley inside the first 15 minutes and our domination finally paid off late on in the second half when our No.9 England notched a quick-fire brace. Pernille Harder topped off the day with a sensational left-footed strike in added timeby
Our opponents Arsenal who are currently in second place in league standings, will be looking to bounce back after suffering their first defeat of the WSL season last Sunday having been beaten 1-0 by leaders Manchester United. The Red Devils caught the Gunners on the counter attack and Ella Toone found the bottom corner in the 83rd minute.
Chelsea vs Arsenal recent head-to-head record
Chelsea against Arsenal is one of the biggest and most exciting fixtures in the women’s game. Tomorrow will be our 31st meeting with the Gunners, with our last encounter at the beginning of October in the Conti Cup. Chelsea got off to a strong start in our defence of the League Cup after winning 4-1 under the Kingsmeadow lights.
Captain Magdalena Eriksson headed home a corner with just six minutes on the clock and although the Gunners cancelled out Eriksson’s finish almost instantly when Caitlin Foord rifled a shot into the far corner from range, Guro Reiten netted a quick-fire brace to extend our lead. Bethany England notched her landmark 50th Chelsea goal moments before the full-time whistle blew to cap off a brilliant night for the Blues.