Chelsea Women vs Paris Saint-Germain Women Match Analysis & Prediction
22/12/2022 11:00 pm
Chelsea Women and Paris Saint-Germain Women will battle for top spot of their Women’s Champions League group when they meet at Stamford Bridge on Thursday.
While both teams have already qualified for the quarter-finals, the English champions currently sit three points clear of PSG.
After failing to reach the knockout stages last season, Chelsea have made light work of a potentially tricky group this time around.
They have won four and drawn one of their five group matches, including a resounding 4-0 victory over Vllaznia last week that seasled their spot in the quarter-finals.
While the Blues know that they only need to avoid defeat by wo goals or more to make sure of first place, they will also be determined to continue their impressive run of form.
Chelsea are currently unbeaten in their last 14 matches across all competitions, and they also have the chance to claim a third consecutive victory on Thursday.
Like their hosts, PSG also secured their place in the knockout rounds last week when they edged out Real Madrid at the Parc des Princes.
Elisa de Almeida opened the scoring before Kadidiatou Diani doubled PSG’s advantage from the spot on the hour mark, and although Claudia Zornoza pulled one back in the 81st minute, the French side held firm to claim a narrow 2-1 victory.
With three points separating them from Chelsea, Gerard Precheur’s side know that they need to win by a margin of two goals or more to leapfrog the English champions.
Since suffering a 1-0 defeat to Chelsea on October 20, PSG have embarked on a 10-game unbeaten streak across all competitions. They have also won their last seven competitive matches, although a run of six successive clean sheets was ended by Real Madrid last week.
Chelsea Women vs. Paris Saint-Germain Women Head to head
These two teams have previously met on just three occasions in the Women’s Champions League, where Chelsea have claimed two victories while PSG have won one, with the Blues scoring four goals and conceding two in the process.
21/03/2019Chelsea2PSG0Women's Champions League
27/03/2019PSG2Chelsea1Women's Champions League
20/10/2022PSG0Chelsea1Women's Champions League
22/12/2022ChelseaN/APSGN/AWomen's Champions League
Chelsea Women Team News
Chelsea will be without the sevices of Pernille Harder, who is a long-term injury absentee, while Melanie Leupolz is currently on maternity leave.
Emma Hayes rotated her squad for the win over Vllaznia last week, but Magdalena Eriksson, Millie Bright and Erin Cuthbert are expected to return to the starting lineup.
Chelsea Women's Last 5 Matches
23/11/2022Chelsea2Real Madrid0Women's Champions League
03/12/2022Leicester City WFC0Chelsea8Women's Super League
08/12/2022Real Madrid1Chelsea1Women's Super League
11/12/2022Chelsea3Reading2Women's Super League
16/12/2022Vllaznia0Chelsea4Women's Super League
Paris Saint-Germain Women Team News
PSG are unable to call upon the services of Marie-Antoinette Katoto and Paulina Dudek, who are both sidelined with injury issues, with Precheur naming an unchanged lineup.
Diani will start up front for the visitors, and she will be looking to continue her impressive from after scoring 14 goals across all competitions this season.
Paris Saint-Germain Women's Last 5 Matches
26/11/2022PSG1Guingamp0Feminine Division 1
04/12/2022Paris FC0PSG1Feminine Division 1
08/12/2022Vllaznia0PSG4Women's Champions League
11/12/2022Olympique Lyonnais0PSG1Feminine Division 1
16/12/2022PSG2Real Madrid1Women's Champions League
Chelsea Women vs. Paris Saint-Germain Women: Odds and Predictions
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