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Chelsea Women Predicted Lineup vs Barcelona Femeni for April 20

Barcelona Femeni squad line up at Camp Nou after their win over Chelsea Women

This is a Chelsea Women Predicted lineup for their Champions League Semi-Final first leg tie with Barcelona Femeni. After failing in the Carabao and FA Cup competition the Blues will be aiming to win the Champions League to send off Emma Hayes.

Chelsea Women Predicted Lineup vs Barcelona Femeni in Champions League

How Chelsea Women Have Lined Up Recently

Hannah Hampton has stamped her spot as the main goalkeeper and has started the last few matches on the bounce. Ashley Lawrence, Ève Périsset, Jess Carter, Kadeisha Buchanan, and Niamh Charles have been the back four with a number of injuries limiting the defensive options available.

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When in a midfield duo the preferred pairing is Erin Cuthbert and Melanie Leupolz. Fran Kirby, Sophie Ingle, and Sjoeke Nüsken played as a midfield three against Aston Villa. Guro Reiten, Johanna Rytting Kaneryd, Maika Hamano, and Aggie Beever Jones have featured on the wings.

Mayra Ramirez has been the main starting striker with Lauren James either playing alongside her in a front two or slightly behind as the number ten. Cat Macario made her first start as a Chelsea player in midweek after a string of substitute appearances.

Chelsea Recent Form and Tactics

Hayes has set her team up in a few different systems with the standard 4-2-3-1 making way for a 4-4-2 or a 4-3-3 depending on the opposition. After a successful first run the 4-4-2 has hit a bit of a rut with defeats against Arsenal and Manchester United in the cups. The 4-3-3 remains useful but only against weaker teams.

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After seeing their goalscoring and defensive numbers take a hit they got back to keeping a clean sheet and put three past Villa in their latest Women’s Super League match. They will be hoping to keep that defensive solidity after conceding two weak goals to United.

Chelsea Injuries to Consider

Hayes has confirmed that captain Millie Bright is cleared for selection after a lengthy absence. She also revealed that James will be available after missing the match on Wednesday. Maren Mjelde and Nathalie Björn didn’t travel and won’t be available. They join long-term absentees Aniek Nouwen, Sam Kerr, and Mia Fishel on the sidelines.

Chelsea Women Predicted Lineup vs Barcelona Femeni

While Bright returning to the squad is great news, she likely won’t start after such an extended layoff leaving the side with the same two centre-back options.

GK – Hannah Hampton

LB – Niamh Charles

CB – Jess Carter

CB – Kadeisha Buchanan

RB – Ève Périsset

DM – Erin Cuthbert

DM – Melanie Leupolz

AM – Guro Reiten

AM – Lauren James

AM – Johanna Rytting Kaneryd

ST – Mayra Ramirez


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