This is the Chelsea Women predicted lineup for their season opener in the WSL against Tottenham Hotspur. The London derby will play out at Stamford Bridge on October 1 with the Blues aiming to kick off their charge for a fifth title in a row with a good result.
Chelsea Women Predicted Lineup vs Tottenham Hotspur in WSL Opener
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How Chelsea Women Have Lined Up Recently
Between injuries at the tail end of the last campaign and a pre-season of just one match there isn’t much to pick from in this regard but there are some names who will no doubt be on the team sheet. Sam Kerr has been leading the line for as long as she’s been healthy along with Guro Reiten who has featured almost nonstop in the attacking end.
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Ann-Katrin Berger has been ever present in goals despite the competition with Kadiesha Buchanan lining out as a centre-back. New signing Sjoeke Nusken played in midfield in the only game since joining.
Chelsea Women Recent Form and Tactics
Emma Hayes has never been one to stick to a set formation and can tweak her setup when necessary but she has settled on a 4-2-3-1 in recent times as it seems to fit in all of the weapons at her disposal.
Her side have been winning with this formation, ending last season on a run of nine consecutive domestic wins and got a win in their only friendly ahead of this campaign. Goals have come in spades as have clean sheets with everything looking up for the Blues right now.
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New signing Cat Macario has been injured since the summer of 2022 due to an ACL tear and has no clear timetable for a return as of now.
Chelsea Women Predicted Lineup vs Tottenham Hotspur
It’s likely we see the 4-2-3-1 remain with some of the new players given a chance to impress:
GK – Ann-Katrin Berger
LB – Niamh Charles
CB – Kadeisha Buchanan
CB – Millie Bright
RB – Ashley Lawrence
DM – Erin Cuthbert
DM – Sjoeke Nusken
AM – Guro Reiten
AM – Frank Kirby
AM – Lauren James
ST – Sam Kerr