Chelsea Women vs Arsenal Women Match Analysis & Prediction
21/05/2023 2:30 pm
Chelsea Women play host to London rivals Arsenal Women at Kingsmeadow for Sunday’s crucial Women’s Super League contest.
With two matches remaining in the season, the Blues have a two-point lead over Manchester United at the top of the WSL table, while the Gunners are sitting in third place.
After beating Manchester United at Wembley to lift the FA Cup last weekend, Chelsea quickly turned their attention back to league action for an away meeting with West Ham United on Wednesday.
Niamh Charles scored her fourth league goal of the season to give Chelsea a narrow half-time lead, before the defending WSL champions moved through the gears after the interval.
Pernile Harder, Sophie Ingle and Erin Cuthbert all got on the scoresheet to wrap up a 4-0 victory which moved Chelsea to the top of the WSL table.
Chelsea could win a fourth consecutive WSL title this weekend if they beat Arsenal and Manchester United fail to beat their local rivals Manchester City.
Although the Blues have won their last 14 home league matches, the last time that they dropped points in a home WSL match was in a goalless draw against Arsenal in February 2022.
Arsenal head into the weekend five points adrift of Chelsea, while three points separate them from second-placed Manchester United.
As a result, the Gunners are unlikely to secure their first league title since 2018-19, but in a season that has been disrupted by injuries to key players, their main priority will be to secure Champions League football for 2023-24.
Jonas Eidevall’s side moved three points clear of fourth-placed Manchester City with a comfortable 4-1 away victory over Everton in midweek.
Goals from Katie McCabe and Lotte Wubben-Moy, combined with a Caitlin Foord brace, guided Arsenal to a third successive victory.
Arsenal will qualify for the Champions League this weekend if they beat Chelsea and Manchester City fail to win in the Manchester derby, while a point will be enough if the Citizens lose to Manchester United.
Chelsea Women vs. Arsenal Women Head to head
In the 54 previous meetings between these two teams across all competitions, Chelsea have claimed 18 victories while Arsenal have won 30, and they have drawn in six. Arsenal have scored 109 goals and conceded 72 in the process.
11/02/2022Chelsea0Arsenal0Women's Super League
17/04/2022Arsenal0Chelsea2Women's FA Cup
15/01/2023Arsenal1Chelsea1Women's Super League
26/02/2023Chelsea2Arsenal0Women's FA Cup
05/03/2023Arsenal3Chelsea1FA Women's League Cup
Chelsea Women Team News
Chelsea manager Emma Hayes has the majority of her squad to choose from, although she remains without the services of Fran Kirby and Millie Bright.
After dropping to the bench in midweek, Ann-Katrin Berger, Maren Mjelde, Guro Reiten and Cuthbert could all return to the starting lineup here.
Chelsea Women's Last 5 Matches
03/05/2023Chelsea2Liverpool1Women's Super League
07/05/2023Chelsea7Everton0Women's Super League
10/05/2023Chelsea6Leicester City WFC0Women's Super League
14/05/2023Chelsea1Manchester United0Women's FA Cup
17/05/2023West Ham United0Chelsea4Women's Super League
Arsenal Women Team News
Arsenal are unable to call upon the services of Leah Williamson, Laura Wienroither, Beth Mead, Vivianne Miedema and Kim Little.
Steph Catley featured as a late substitute against Everton, and she could be given a place in the starting lineup for the trip to Kingsmeadow.
Arsenal Women's Last 5 Matches
23/04/2023Wolfsburg2Arsenal2Women's Champions League
01/05/2023Arsenal2Wolfsburg3(E)Women's Champions League
05/05/2023Arsenal1Leicester City WFC0Women's Super League
10/05/2023Brighton & Hove Albion0Arsenal4Women's Super League
17/05/2023Everton1Arsenal4Women's Super League
Chelsea Women vs. Arsenal Women: Odds and Predictions
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