This is the Chelsea Women predicted lineup for their clash with Real Madrid in the opening group stage tie of the Women’s Champions League. The Blues have been undefeated this season while their opponents have only suffered one league defeat in eight matches.
Chelsea Women Predicted Lineup vs Real Madrid
How Chelsea Women Have Lined Up Recently
Through tactical tweaks, injuries, resting players, and new signings getting starts the starting eleven hasn’t been very settled this season. Ann-Katrin Berger has wrestled the starting goalkeeper spot from Zecira Musovic, the centre-back pairing of Millie Bright and Jess Carter has been unshakable. An experiment with a back three saw Kadeisha Buchanan and Ève Périsset join them with Niamh Charles and Ashley Lawrence also starting as full backs/wing backs
In midfield, Sophie Ingle, Erin Cuthbert, and Sjoeke Nüsken have played centrally with Jelena Čanković joining the fray in the last game. Fran Kirby, Lauren James, Jessie Fleming and Johanna Rytting Kaneryd have started as attacking midfielders/wingers.
Up front, we have seen Sam Kerr and Mia Fishel lead the line although the Australian appears to be the first choice option.
Chelsea Women Recent Form and Tactics
We’ve seen Emma Hayes switch from a 4-2-3-1 to a 3-4-3 to what Google says is a 4-1-4-1 since the beginning of the term. The changes seem to be a way to find the most optimal use of the talent on hand who have delivered regardless of the setup.
The team are undefeated so far in this campaign and sits top of the WSL after impressive and dominant wins in recent weeks over Everton, Brighton & Hove Albion, and Aston Villa.
Chelsea Women Injuries to Consider
For the match with Everton at the weekend the team was without Guro Reiten, Melanie Leupolz, Kateřina Svitková, and Cat Macario. It is safe to assume that none of the four will be fit in time to start this key match with Real Madrid.
Chelsea Women Predicted Lineup
GK – Ann-Katrin Berger
CB – Millie Bright
CB – Jess Carter
LB – Niamh Charles
RB – Ève Périsset
CM – Sjoeke Nusken
CM – Erin Cuthbert
AM – Lauren James
AM – Fran Kirby
AM – Jessie Fleming
ST – Sam Kerr