Chelsea will be aiming to retain the FA Women’s Continental League Cup trophy when they contest the 2020/2021 final with Bristol City at Vicarage Road in Watford this afternoon.
The Blues defeated Arsenal 2-1 at The City Ground last season to win the competition for the very first time in their history.
Chelsea were indebted to forward Beth England for that victory with the player netting both goals, including the winner in second half injury time. The bad news for The Blues is that England is suffering from concussion and is therefore ruled out of this season’s showpiece. Other than England’s absence, Chelsea have no other injury concerns ahead of the match.
Bristol City go into their first-ever FA Women’s Continental League Cup final without captain Jas Matthews who has a foot injury. Long-term absentees Meaghan Sergeant and Megan Wynne remain sidelined. Stand-in boss Matt Beard does not have any fresh injury concerns to contend with. It is understood that The Robins’ full-time manager Tanya Oxtoby will be present at the match just weeks before she is due to give birth.
The 2020/2021 FA Women’s Continental League Cup final between Chelsea and Bristol City is scheduled to kick-off at 2.30pm and will be broadcast live on BT Sport 2.