Chelsea are set to face a real tough challenge to reach the semi-finals of the FA Women’s Continental League Cup with The Blues scheduled to take on Aston Villa in the quarter-finals at Kingsmeadow on Wednesday evening.
FA Women’s Championship leaders Villa are currently flying and they received another boost of confidence after beating Sheffield United 1-0 in a promotion six-pointer at the Proact Stadium on Sunday.
Gemma Davies’ side have won 11 and drawn one of their 12 matches in the league this season while they have already beaten top flight opposition in the form of Liverpool in the FA Women’s Continental League Cup group stages.
Villa have won all of their last six matches in all competitions and are a force to be reckoned with in their current impressive run of form.
Chelsea have returned from the mid-season break in good form themselves. They have beaten Reading (3-1) and Bristol City (6-1) at Kingsmeadow in their first two matches of 2020. The Blues have also won four of their five matches in the FA Women’s Continental League Cup so far this season, scoring 13 goals.
Emma Hayes’ side are aiming to lift the FA Women’s Continental League Cup for the first time in the club’s history, the trophy being the only domestic piece of silverware missing from the trophy cabinet.
Wednesday’s fixture is scheduled to kick-off at 7pm with admission available on the gate for all supporters.