Chelsea Women goalkeeper Hedvig Lindahl issues instructions Reading Women v Chelsea Women, WSL football match, Adams Park, High Wycombe, UK - 11 May 2019 Photo: Robin Parker for The FA

Former Chelsea favourite on course for most league minutes in almost a decade

Former Chelsea favourite Hedvig Lindahl could be on course to record the most league minutes which she has played in a single season in nine years if she features in the last six games of the 2019/2020 campaign for current club VfL Wolfsburg.

The veteran goalkeeper is one of just two players to have featured in every FLYERALARM Frauen-Bundesliga fixture for the German champions so far this season, midfielder Lena Goessling being the other.

The Swede ended a four-and-a-half year spell with Chelsea last summer, joining VfL Wolfsburg on a one-year deal and the player has been used as the first choice goalkeeper for Stephan Lerch’s side.

Despite being 37 years of age, Lindahl could play the most minutes in the league this season since the first of her three campaigns at former club Kristianstads DFF back in 2011. She will equal that record if she remains an ever-present for VfL Wolfsburg this season.

Lindahl played her most league games for Chelsea in the 2015 season when she appeared for The Blues on 14 occasions. She made 11 appearances in both 2016 and 2017/2018 before being given just nine league outings by manager Emma Hayes in her final season at Kingsmeadow.

With the FLYERALARM Frauen-Bundesliga pencilled in to resume at the end of this month, Lindahl could have the opportunity to prove that age is no barrier with the player being just six games away from racking up 1,980 minutes of league football for the first time playing outside of the Swedish leagues.


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