This is the Chelsea Women predicted lineup for their clash with Liverpool Women in the WSL. The Blues remain undefeated this season after their Champions League endeavours got off to a 2-2 draw with Real Madrid. With the fixture list getting heavy some rotation is to be expected.
Chelsea Women Predicted Lineup vs Liverpool
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How Chelsea Women Have Lined Up Recently
There is some consistency emerging in the first team with injuries settling a tad and the manager finding her optimal setup/lineup. Ann-Katrin Berger has been the number one choice in goals with Millie Bright and Jess Carter undroppable ahead of her. Niamh Charles has been playing on the left with Ashley Lawrence getting the nod over Ève Périsset in midweek on the right.
Sjoeke Nüsken and Erin Cuthbert are the primary choice in defensive midfield with Fran Kirby, Jessie Fleming, and Johanna Rytting Kaneryd getting the attacking spots in the absence of Guro Reiten and Lauren Jame’s concussion. Veteran goalscorer Sam Kerr has been the striking option in recent matches.
Chelsea Women Recent Form and Tactics
In a move partially mirroring Mauricio Pochettino, Emma Hayes has set up in a fluid 4-2-3-1 which has seen one full-back tuck in to make a back three when in possession. As previously mentioned, they remain undefeated since the beginning of the term.
Historically, this has been a team that makes slow starts but this season they have immediately gotten into the swing of things and have a lot of momentum coming off their clash with Real Madrid in the Champion’s League.
Chelsea Women Injuries to Consider
Manager Hayes has confirmed at her pre-match conference that she will be without the same four players as in previous outings. Reiten, Melanie Leupolz, Kateřina Svitková, and Cat Macario are the only players on the sidelines.
Chelsea Women Predicted Lineup
With a midweek game in Madrid not far behind them and another European tie in the coming days against Paris FC it wouldn’t be a surprise to see some rotation from the coach to keep her squad fresh.
GK – Ann-Katrin Berger
CB – Kadeisha Buchanan
CB – Millie Bright
LB – Niamh Charles
RB – Ève Périsset
CM – Sophie Ingle
CM – Sjoeke Nüsken
AM – Lauren James
AM – Jelena Čanković
AM – Fran Kirby
ST – Mia Fishel