Pre-Match Report

Arsenal v Chelsea: The Brief

Arsenal women line up v Yeovil

We have the opportunity to move within three points of second place in the Women's Super League on Sunday afternoon, when we welcome league leaders Chelsea to Meadow Park.

The opposition

The Blues sit at the summit of the WSL with 28 points from 12 games.
 
They come into this fixture off the back of a 3-1 win over Montpellier in the Champions League quarter-final and a 2-2 draw with sixth-placed Reading in the WSL.
 
They remain unbeaten in their last 11 fixtures across all competitions and are yet to taste defeat in the league, claiming eight wins and four draws.
 
Should we win this weekend, it would place us just five points off the league leaders with two games in hand.

One to watch

If Joe Montummero’s side want to beat Chelsea, then a commanding performance from Leah Williamson is likely to be required.
 
The Blues have scored 33 goals in 12 fixtures - an average of 2.75 a game - and Williamson’s defensive quality will certainly be put to the test.
 
Having committed her long-term future to us only last week with a new contract, this fixture will be her first outing since putting pen to paper.


Last time we met

Our last encounter with Chelsea ended in disappointment, as we fell to defeat late on back in January. 
 
We showed great spirit to bounce back twice from going behind, with two fine goals from Vivienne Miedema and Dominique Janssen, but an unfortunate own goal from Sari van Veenendaal handed the hosts all three points in the 83rd minute.

Follow the action

We will be providing live updates on our Twitter account - @ArsenalWFC



Kick-off at Meadow Park is at 12.30pm (UK time).